As you lo at the huge peak looming in the distance you instantly want to conquer it. You think about slowly working your way to the top and seeing the surrounding land from the height of several kilometers. What you don’t think about is the altitude sickness that can stop you on your tracks.
If there’s one thing that Iceland isn’t scarce on, it’s natural beauty. From imposing volcanoes and glaciers, to animated clouds and awe-inspiring waterfalls, Iceland has something to marvel at on every turn.
Extreme Iceland packs in as many of these sights on its South Coast and Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon tour, where you see icebergs, black sand beaches, glaciers, lava fields and waterfalls in an action-packed two-day adventure
On a gray and miserable afternoon, my husband and I to a tour with Inside the Volcano, to descend 120 meters into Thrihnukagigur (‘Three Peaks Crater’), a dormant volcano that had last erupted 4,000 years ago.
I’m all about action and adventure; you name it, we to go hiking, biking, and climbing. It’s important to stay hydrated during these types of activities but I’m personally not a huge fan of carrying a water bottle and prefer a hydration system instead.
When you think of “trekking” most people might not immediately contemplate Pakistan. But the Northern areas better known as Kashmir, have some of the most majestic treks on the planet. The two most popular are K2 base camp, where you can see the dramatic Karakoram Mountains while walking up the Baltoro glacier, and the spectacular Biafo Hispar glacier trek also know as Snow Lake.
If you’ve made your way around the world with a backpack you’ll know how important it is to find the right gear to keep you comfortable. A great backpack is a given. A comfortable pair of shoes is essential, but what about your socks?