Iceland South Coast Itinerary

10 Days in Iceland: Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first visit to Iceland, most likely you want to see the highlights. For many first-timers, Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, and the south coast tops the list of places to visit. With this Iceland itinerary, you get to visit those, plus a whole lot more. About this Iceland Itinerary On this itinerary, you …

Iceland Adventure Itinerary

10 Days in Iceland: The Ultimate Adventure Itinerary

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Iceland…this is the land of active volcanoes, glacier-capped mountains, steaming hot springs, black sand beaches, gigantic waterfalls, the northern lights, and the midnight sun. Hiking trails and gravel roads crisscross these unique landscapes, creating the ultimate wonderland for those in search of adventure. If you have 10 days in Iceland, we have a thrilling itinerary to share with you. With …

Landmannalaugar Travel Guide

The Essential Landmannalaugar Guide for First-Time Visitors

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Landmannalaugar is an area in Iceland that is famous for its colorful rhyolite mountains and epic day hikes. Geothermal hot springs, lava fields, and unique hiking trails attract adventurous travelers all summer long. Landmannalaugar is one of Iceland’s best areas for day hikes. Take your pick from short, easy trails or tougher climbs up ancient volcanos for panoramic views over …

Landmannalaugar Loop Hike

Hike the Blahnúkúr Brennisteinsalda Loop, Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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Mt. Blahnúkúr and Mt. Brennisteinsalda are two very popular hikes to do in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. If you can’t decide between the two, it’s possible to do both, combining the hikes into one big loop. If you are looking for an epic experience in Landmannalaugar, it’s hard to beat this hike. You will walk through lava fields, past steaming fumaroles, up …

Hike Blahnúkúr Iceland

How to Hike Mt. Blahnúkúr (the Blue Peak) in Landmannalaugar, Iceland

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The hike up Mt. Blahnúkúr, also called the Blue Peak, is one of the most popular day hikes in Landmannalaugar. It’s a tough, short hike but the views are incredible and well worth the effort. This is not only our favorite hike in Landmannalaugar, it is one of our favorite hikes in Iceland. The spectacular views over the rhyolite mountains …

Fimmvorduhals Hike

Fimmvörðuháls Hike: A Step-By-Step Guide to Iceland’s Best Day Hike

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26 waterfalls, 1 volcano, 2 glaciers, and 3 very unique landscapes…this is the Fimmvörðuháls hike in Iceland. This is one of the best day hikes we have done yet. Never have we seen so much diversity as there is on the Fimmvörðuháls hike. Start at the mighty Skógafoss waterfall. The land is lush and green as you hike past 25 …

Highline Trail Hike Glacier

Highline Trail: Logan Pass to the Loop, Glacier National Park

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The Highline Trail is one of Glacier National Park’s best day hikes. For almost 12 miles, this trail takes hikers high above Going-to-the-Sun Road, with stunning views of the park and a chance to see glaciers, alpine wildflowers, and wildlife. Twelve miles may sound like a long way to hike, but these miles tick by fast. With only 800 feet …

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike: Planning Guide and Checklist

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Hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is a bucket list adventure. Over the course of nearly 24 miles, hikers descend below the level of the rim, cross the mighty Colorado River, and climb back up the other side. It’s challenging, it’s exhilarating, and it is truly an unforgettable experience. However, this is a massive hike and in order to have the …

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike

How to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim

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Awe-inspiring, challenging, exhausting, unforgettable…these are all words to describe the trek across the Grand Canyon. If you are up for a big adventure, hiking the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim is one for the bucket list. This is the land of extremes. In the summer months, the temperature can fluctuate along the trail as much as 80 degrees in one day. You …

Island in the Sky Canyonlands

One Perfect Day in Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands is an enormous National Park. Over 330,000 acres are filled with arches, buttes, mesas, canyons, hiking trails, dirt roads, campgrounds, and overlooks. It would take days, weeks even, to fully explore all that Canyonlands has to offer. However, if you only have one day in Canyonlands, you have just enough time to visit the highlights. We spent two days …

Trek to Everest Base Camp

How to Trek to Everest Base Camp: Your Questions, Answered

Julie Nepal 2 Comments

Trekking to Everest Base Camp is an unforgettable journey. Hike through the mighty Himalayas, visit the monasteries, spin the prayer wheels, and make memories that will last a lifetime. We get a lot of questions about what it takes to plan and then trek to Everest Base Camp. So, I decided to put together a post with our answers to …

Mesa Arch in December

Best Things to do in Canyonlands: Island in the Sky District

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Canyonlands National Park is an underrated park located near Moab, Utah. Compared to its smaller and more popular neighbor Arches National Park, Canyonlands feels more rugged, more remote, and a whole lot larger. Island in the Sky, the most popular section of Canyonlands, is filled with jaw-dropping vistas and short but sweet hiking trails. Here are the best things to …

South Kaibab Trail at Sunrise

How to Hike the South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trail in One Day

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The South Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails are two of the Grand Canyon’s classic hiking trails. You can combine these two trails together to create one massive day hike or a two-day backpacking trip. It is a long, challenging hike but it makes for some incredible memories. With its long distance and nearly a mile of elevation gain, this is …

How to Hike Zion Narrows

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Zion Narrows

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The Zion Narrows is one of Zion’s most popular hikes, for good reason. This is the quintessential slot canyon hike. For miles, you hike in the North Fork of the Virgin River, surrounded by sheer rock walls and amazing beauty. It’s challenging, it’s unique, and it makes for a very memorable experience. There are several different ways you can hike …

Zion Narrows Hike in Photos

Journey through the Zion Narrows in Photos

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For millions of years, the Virgin River has been carving its way through layers of rock, forming the Zion Narrows. This canyon twists and turns for miles, creating one of the most unique hiking trails in the world. There are several different ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike from the bottom-up, an out-and-back journey that takes you …

Hiking Rysy

Hiking Rysy from the High Tatras of Slovakia

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Rysy is a mountain in the High Tatras that straddles the border between Poland and Slovakia. It is the tallest mountain in Poland and the highest mountain in the High Tatras that you can hike to without a guide. There are two approaches to the summit of Rysy. From Zakopane, Poland, you hike past Morskie Oko lake to the peak, …

Lofoten Islands Itinerary

10 Day Lofoten Islands and Northern Norway Itinerary

Julie Itinerary, Norway 48 Comments

The islands of northern Norway are the perfect destination if you enjoy hiking, scenic drives, and jaw-dropping landscapes. On this northern Norway itinerary, road trip from Tromsø down through Senja and the Vesteralen Islands, ending with several magical days in the Lofoten Islands. This is the type of trip where every day just seems to get better than the one before it. …

Things to do Lofoten Islands

Top Ten Things To Do in the Lofoten Islands

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The Lofoten Islands are a wonderland of jagged mountains, beautiful fjords, and white sandy beaches. This is a spectacular part of Norway to explore, especially for those who love scenic drives, hiking, and being outdoors. If you are planning a trip to Norway, here are 10 awesome things to do in the Lofoten Islands. Best Things to do in the …

Best Hikes Norway

14 Best Hikes in Norway to Put on Your Bucket List

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If you ask us, putting one foot in front of another on a hiking trail is the best way to experience Norway. Hike along the jagged mountain peaks of the Lofoten Islands, the picture perfect fjords in southern Norway, and through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Stand on iconic Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock and even Kjeragbolten (if you …

Svalbard Travel Guide

Svalbard Travel Guide: Plan Your Perfect Visit

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Svalbard. An arctic playground where there are more polar bears than people. This is a land of glaciers, the northern lights, the midnight sun, and frozen tundra. Svalbard may seem barren, but it is filled with arctic wildlife like reindeer, walrus, and polar bears. If you like the idea of exploring the great outdoors, your options are almost endless, winter …