An account of a road trip around Iceland, a precariously habitable land in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, torn apart by volcanic forces and home to the Icelanders, descendents of Viking and Celtic colonists. Most people who arrive in Iceland do not venture far from the capital, Reykjavík, but I travel right around the island (though there is still more to be seen, next time!)
On the 10th of January this year (2022) I climbed Mount Taranaki, after arriving in New Plymouth from the north via Uruti and spending an afternoon on the 8th at the magical Bowl of Brooklands. I spent the night of the 9th at the Taranaki Alpine Club's excellent Tahurangi Lodge, named after the first person to light a fire in the crater of Mount Taranaki, and then another night there to recuperate before heading all the way down.Continue readingView more blog posts
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