Kjalvegur 2019: Prologue, route and arrival

The Kjölur plateau between the Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers


The Kjalvegur is one of the main roads in the Icelandic highlands and connects the northwest with the southwest. In modern times, this is a highland road with the road number F35, which is only passable in the summer, after all, there are now bridges everywhere, in earlier times, the cars had to ford. The […]

Delphinschule vor Saint-Pierre

We had planned to go on a whale tour on Reunion already in advance. We were already very lucky to experience sperm whales very close once on the Lofoten Islands and here on our honeymoon a repetition would fit well. 🙂 We knew that the humpback whales already move on in the fall, but we […]

Day 14 and some more days at the coast

The last descent and days by the sea


Wald im Abstieg nach Basse Vallée

After a speedy breakfast, we lace up our hiking boots for the last time and head down 6 kilometers and 580 meters of elevation to the bus stop in Basse Vallée. The mostly asphalted path is in strong contrast to all the paths we have taken so far in this vacation. But this easy path […]

Blick auf die südliche Küste in Richtung Basse Vallée

Today is day 13 of our tour across the island, and at the same time the second-to-last day of hiking. Actually, the last, because tomorrow we’ll take only the last short part down to the sea. Speaking of down: Today it goes downhill as well, specifically 1600 meters of altitude for a distance of 18 […]

Immer den weißen Punkten nach...

The only 3,000er of the island, the extinct volcano Piton des Neiges we have already climbed a few days ago – today we are at the Piton de la Fournaise, which is with 2,631 m only slightly smaller. With an age of approx. 400,000 – 500,000 years it is clearly younger and in contrast to […]