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Visit the Westfjords, Iceland

4 things I’m gonna do in Iceland this year

Climb Hvannadalshnjúkur
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#1 Climb Hvannadalshnjúkur

hvannadalshnjukurI’m not a bucket list kind of guy but this is something I have to do, mainly because I tried it last year and had to turn back due to weather. Hvannadalshnjúkur is Iceland’s highest peak and towers at 2,110 meters above sea level. It’s located in the south of Vatnajökull so big part of the hike is on solid glacier. This is a hike no one should do by themselves – you will need a guide. In the accompanying selfie you’ll see both high spirits on the way up and low spirits after having to turn around.

Visit the Westfjords, Iceland

#2 Visit the Westfjords

The Westfjords are a magical place. Their only problem is that the winters are so heavy that it can be difficult to travel there a big part of the year. This place is a paradise for an outside person. Some of the fjords are so remote you won’t meet people for days and there are natural wonders everywhere. If you have the time, travel there. I’ve actually been to the Westfjords number of times, I even lived there for 5 years as a child. That’s how I can guarantee it will be amazing.

Paddleboard on the glacier lagoon
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#3 Paddleboard on the glacier lagoon

I’ve just recently come to know the existence of paddle boarding. And it looks like a lot of fun. Iceland has so many lakes and places you could try it out. Lake Þingvellir is one place, Mývatn is another. But the ultimate destination has to be Jökulsárlón – the glacier lagoon. I can just picture the selfie in my head already!

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#4 Bike Laugavegur

The Laugavegur hike is something I‘ve always wanted to do. I‘ve been to Þórsmörk which is amazingly beautiful and I‘ve been to Landmannalaugar which is equally as beautiful. Now I only have to do the 55km trek between the two! However, being impatient as hell I don’t want to do it in 2, 3 or 4 days so I’m gonna shoot for a day long bike ride. Who’s with?

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