Posts tagged Iceland
All You Need to Know About Hiking Solo in Iceland

I am so happy you plan on hiking in Iceland. And a bit jealous – I loved it so much that I wish I can go back as soon as possible! But to make sure your stay on this gorgeous island is all good, I want to you to know a few things.

This is a crucial question. There are so many places in Europe where you can safely hike from very early on (I hiked in Spain in February) all the way till late fall in mountainous areas. In some areas, you can basically hike the whole year. Not so in Iceland.

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Your Complete Summer Iceland Packing List

I am so happy you plan on visiting Iceland! This country is stunningly beautiful and I am sure you will have the time of your life! I know I had :)

I am guessing you are wondering how to pack for the hiking trip so I am here to present you with a complete summer Iceland packing list!

At the end of July, I spent a week hiking along the Fimmvörðuháls and Laugavegur trails. Six days hiking through the most mind-blowing landscapes.

I was lucky that the weather was really nice. It was raining only a bit and most of the time only during the night. Only on the last day, there were heavy rains with icy winds. But I was prepared for the worst so didn't really have any problems facing whatever the Viking land would throw at me.

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Marvelous Beyond Words: Female Solo Hiking Laugavegur Trail in Iceland

Although I dreamed about visiting Iceland for years, I had no idea I would be able to actually visit. Last year, when looking for a place to spend my summer, I researched briefly visiting Iceland but resign based on the costs.

This year I had planned my ten-year reunion with beloved friends in Canada. Lo and behold! The cheapest flights to Canada were from... Reykjavik!

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How to Hike the Fimmvörðuháls Trail in Iceland for a Truly Unforgettable Experience!

I wasn’t supposed to go to Iceland. It was a lucky coincidence. It's not that I didn't want to - quite the opposite!

I hoped and dreamed of seeing the Land of Fire and Ice but didn't even think it would be possible. Iceland is famous for being expensive and when I was looking for a place to hike last summer, I gave up and went to Scotland instead (no regrets, though).

So how come I could go this year? 

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