Winter Wonders: Exploring Iceland’s Chilly Charms

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 days. But […]

Thrilling Rafting Adventures in Iceland’s Glacial Rivers

I can hear you thinking: Is it even possible to go rafting in Iceland? I hadn’t thought of that! Rafting isn’t probably among the first few activities you think about when pondering about Iceland, but it is an unforgettable experience. The adrenaline rushes through your body while rafting on the most intense glacial river in […]

Norðurfjörður – A Hidden Gem in the Westfjords

Norðurfjörður Imagine you have been single for years and you 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. […]

Borgarfjörður Eystri: A hiker’s paradise in East Iceland

Borgarfjörður Eystri As I wrote in part 1 about the Askja, I thought taking you to places in Iceland that I find special would be fun. 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 beautiful places […]

What Can You Expect from Iceland Summer 2021?

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 […]

Discovering Askja: Iceland’s Majestic Caldera Adventure

I thought it would be fun to look closer at some special places in Iceland. Well, to be honest, the whole of Iceland is special. You can expect another surprise around every bend of the road. And every season is different. I can guide a trip four times in a row in the summer and […]

Ready to Rediscover Iceland? Travel Without the Crowds!


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 […]

lftavatn to Landmannalaugar: Completing the Laugavegur Trail

From Alftavatn to Hrafntinnusker and The stage to Landmannalaugar This is the third and final part describing a multi-day hike on the famous Laugevegur trail. I know what I’m getting into this morning, it seems I have to suffer today. Well, sulking about it makes no difference. After waving goodbye to everyone at the campsite, […]

Hiking Through Þórsmörk to Alftavatn on the Laugavegur Trail

From Þórsmörk to Emstrur and Emstrur to Alftavatn We already wrote here about the Fimmvörðuháls trail that led us to these two beautiful parts of the Laugavegur trail. We will continue with day 2, on our way to the Emstrur mountain hut, through a landscape comparable to the moon. The Swiss and Germans who also […]

Hiking the Laugavegur Trail from Skógar to Þórsmörk

Part 1 – From Skógar to Þórsmörk The Laugavegur trail 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 […]