Hiking Trails

We continuously conduct hikes in various countries/regions (for example Iceland and the Alps) and of varying difficulty (including scrambling and via ferrata) to make trail routes and descriptions available for all readers. We also explain how you reach the starting point of each trail (whether by car or public transport) and what equipment you might need. Some hikes are very demanding and should only be done by the physically prepared while others can be done by families with kids.

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Note: Map markers show starting points of trails!

All Executed Hikes


Begunjscica Trail – Hiking the Alps

For the first hike of my “Hiking the Alps” tour, I decided to climb the Begunjscica mountain. Begunjscica is a little over 2000 meters high mountain in the north-western part of Slovenia; a small Central European country, bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, where you find the easternmost part of the Alps. Begunjscica is… Read More »

Begunjscica Trail - View towards the east

Gradiska Tura Trail – Going Via Ferrata

As a warm-up for my “Hiking the Alps” tour, I decided to do the Gradiska Tura route, which is an interesting and dynamic via ferrata trail in western Slovenia. Slovenia is a small Central European country which is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, and it is here… Read More »

Gradiska Tura Trail - Starting point

Himmelbjerget Trail – Hiking Denmark

Himmelbjerget is an around 148 meters high mountain in Jutland in Denmark. In December 2015 I concluded my “Hiking Iceland” tour and then stayed in Denmark for some time. Denmark is quite flat and therefore I was skeptic that I could find a tempting mountain to climb over there.  However, after doing some research on… Read More »

Himmelbjerget - Top of the mountain

Reykjafell Trail – Hiking Iceland

As you might already know I’ve been on my “Hiking Iceland” tour for the last seven months. From September onwards the conditions for hiking have become relatively difficult; short day length, low temperatures and regular snow showers.  As these conditions require additional equipment, including crampons and an ice axe (which I didn’t bring to Iceland),… Read More »

Reykjafell - The highest peak

Burfell Crater Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Burfell Crater is an old volcano near Reykjavik, around 170 meters high. As you might already know I started my “Hiking Iceland” tour in May 2015 by climbing small mountains as I didn’t have sufficient equipment (crampons and an ice axe) to ascend the more significant ones. In summer the snow had more… Read More »

Burfell - View

Hveragerdi Hot Spring River Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Hveragerdi hot spring river trail is one of the most visited hiking trails in Iceland. The trail leads from the town of Hveragerdi to a geothermal river where you can bathe in warm water while admiring the astonishing Icelandic landscape. Hveragerdi is relatively close to Reykjavik and… Read More »

View on the geothermal river

Thorbjorn Trail – Hiking Iceland

In August I decided to spend a weekend in Grindavik and of course I also checked for mountains to climb nearby. I came across Thorbjorn which is placed between Grindavik and Blue Lagoon – a well known Icelandic spa. The mountain is only 200 meters high but after checking the map I figured out that… Read More »

Thorbjorn - Top

Glymur Waterfall Trail – Hiking Iceland

Glymur waterfall is the second highest waterfall in Iceland and therefore very popular among tourists. It is, however, a bit further away from nicely paved roads than the waterfalls at Seljalandsfoss or Skogafoss for example, but on the other hand this seems to weed out some of the tourist crowd. From the… Read More »

Glymur Waterfall from Trail

Kjolur Trail – Hiking Iceland

As you probably already know I have been on my “Hiking Iceland” tour for quite some time now. In late July I decided to go on a longer and more difficult hiking trip. I checked the options and ended up choosing the Kjolur Trail. The Kjolur trail is less famous than the notorious Laugavegur trail which is every summer filled with… Read More »

Kjolur Day 2 Top

Mount Esja Trail – Hiking Iceland

The Mount Esja trail is probably the best known and most visited hiking trail in Iceland. The trail leads to a volcanic mountain range called Esjan which is often referred to as Mount Esja. Mount Esja is easy to reach from Reykjavik and offers an astonishing view on the capital and beyond.… Read More »

Mount Esja - Steinn