hiking and trekking

Trekking Iceland – Hlöðuvík to Hesteyri – Hornstrandir

I woke up to better-looking weather today for my hike from Hlöðuvík to Hesteyri. Unfortunately, however, still no feeling in the surface layer of my left outer thigh 🙁   It turns out I have developed Meralgia Paresthetica (thank you Dr Google).  Given that I’m not overweight nor wearing tight clothing, I suspect this was caused by the …

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Me looking towards Hornvik from Hafnarsgard Pass - Hornstrandir - Iceland

Trekking Iceland – Veiðileysufjörður to Hornvík – Hornstrandir

When you are a little nervous about something, it always makes you feel better when the sun is shining 🙂    I arrived early at the Borea Adventures dock to catch my boat transfer from Ísafjörður to Veiðileysufjörður and was beginning to think I may have been the only passenger.  However, with 5 minutes to go, …

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Almost all the gear I took on my hike in Hornstrandir, Iceland

My first solo multi-day trek – Hornstrandir in Iceland

Although I have now done several long-distance treks 2015 Torres del Paine Circuit Trek, Chile (Swoop Patagonia) 2016 Huayhuash Circuit Trek, Peru (Peru Qorianka) 2017 Unplugged Wilderness Trek, East Greenland (Icelandic Mountain Guides) 2018 Southern Patagonian Icefield Expedition, Argentina (Serac Expeditions and Swoop Patagonia) all of them have been guided.  My first solo trek I had never really considered …

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Hiker at the summit of Nasaasaaq Mountain, overlooking the Amerloq Fjord near Sisimiut, West Greenland

Hiking Greenland – Nasaasaaq Mountain – Sisimiut

The most popular day-hike from Sisimiut is the climb up Palasip Qaqqaa – the 544m mountain that overlooks the airport. However, Tyson and I aren’t really ones to follow the crowds, and so on the first clear day after arriving in Sisimiut, we decided to tackle the pyramid-shaped Nasaasaaq Mountain (784m) instead. We picked up …

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