Winter Iceland

Another dimension Many people who travel with us in the summer often ask us whether winter in Iceland is different, but also what my favourite thing to do is in terms of travel. That is difficult to answer because every season in Iceland has something. Only the months of December and January have very short […]

Rafting in Iceland

Fun and adrenaline Well, I hear you thinking, is it possible to go rafting in Iceland? I hadn’t thought of that! I understand that, but you can’t just forget this experience. The adrenaline rushes through your body on the most intense glacial river in Iceland: the East Glacial River, or Austari-Jökulksá. Even if, like me, […]

Special places (3) Norðurfjörður

Norðurfjörður Suppose you have been single for years and think you will never meet someone you fall in love with again. But suddenly you meet someone, you meet once, and again and… Do you know that feeling you get? I got that feeling when I visited Norðurfjörður in the Westfjords for the first time. I […]

Special places (2): Borgarfjörður Eystri

Borgarfjörður Eystri As I wrote in part 1 about the Askja, I thought it would be fun to take you to places in Iceland that I find special. Although all of Iceland is special of course! I spoke to someone who had read part 1 and asked me ‘are you going to name all those […]

Summer 2021 + Q&A

We all imagined things differently when we started Local Adventures a few years ago. But unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, we cannot see into the future! But a crisis also gives you new ideas and it is often the case that once you get through it you become stronger. Well, we certainly assume so. Iceland and […]

Special places (1): Askja

The Askja Caldera I thought it would be fun to take a closer look at some special places in Iceland. Well I have to say, actually the whole of Iceland is special. You can expect another surprise around every bend in the road. And every season is different. I can guide a trip 4 times […]

Summer 2020


Oh how nice it was to be able to travel again these past few weeks! After that period in which everything was uncertain, we were allowed to go again. The first trip in July was fully booked and of course we were curious what it was like to travel without the crowds of tourists. It […]

The Laugavegur (3)

From Alfavatn to Hrafntinnusker + the stage to Landmannalaugar This is a blog in several parts, day 1 of this multi-day hike can be found here and day 2+3 are described here. I know what I’m getting into this morning, it seems I have to suffer today. Well, it’s no different. After waving goodbye to […]

The Laugavegur (2)

From Þórsmörk to Emstrur + Emstrur to Alfavatn We already wrote here about the Fimmvörðuháls that we walked for these two beautiful stages. And we will start with day 2 to the Emstrur mountain hut, through a landscape that is several times comparable to the moon. The Swiss and Germans who also walked the route […]

The Laugavegur (1)

Part 1, from Skógar to Þórsmörk The Laugavegur or the ‘road of the hot springs’ is, in addition to the main street of Reykjavik of the same name, also one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. At least, that is what several travel guides write, including the renowned Lonely Planet. Even though I […]