Month: October 2018

Lookout over the delta leading to the ocean on Day 4 of Egilssel Hut - Day 2 of In the Shadow of Vatnajökull trek - East Iceland

Hiking Iceland – In the Shadow of Vatnajökull – Day 4

On the last day of the In the Shadow of Vatnajökull trek with Icelandic Mountain Guides, we awoke to a cloudy morning with low fog hanging over the tops of the mountains. Quite a contrast to the brilliant finish to yesterday! We made our final lunches out on the deck before heading across the river (thankfully …

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View into the valley before Tröllakrókar on Day 3 of Shadow of Vatnajökull trek - East Iceland

Hiking Iceland – In the Shadow of Vatnajökull – Day 3

Sunrise at Egilssel Hut.  Yes, once again I was up at about 2:30am to see this.  Totally worth it! 🙂 After another relaxed 8am breakfast, we retraced our steps from the day before around the lake and started to ascend towards a higher plateau.  There were fantastic views back down over the lake and hut, despite …

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View from on high back down over Assaqutaq - near Sisimiut, West Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Abandoned Settlement of Assaqutaq

When you start researching things to do around Sisimiut you very quickly come across excursions to Assaqutaq – an abandoned settlement about 10km away.  The Hotel Sisimiut offers a boat tour to and from the settlement, but what I really wanted to do was take a boat out and then hike back.  I contacted Jan from Sisimiut …

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