• Tidal walking
    Netherlands

    Mudflat hiking: must-do or nightmare from the past?

    When translating this article from Dutch into English, I realized there is no English word for the activity I’m going to tell you about, or at least, not by my knowledge. So the best I can do is “mudflat hiking” …   For most Dutch people it’s known that mudflat hiking is about: when there’s a low tide you walk and wade on on the watershed of the mudflats or a sandbar. Especially walking to one of the Dutch Wadden Islands is a very populair activity.   In May I was asked to go mudflat hiking in the northern part of The Netherlands, which is the one place in our…

  • Iceland,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Vindbelgjarfjall

    In today’s Mountainous Monday we’ll describe the Vindbelgjarfjall, which is sometimes also called Vindbelgur. This mountain lies in Iceland on the shore of Iceland’s most famous lake: Mývatn. In our opinion, Vindbelgjarfjall is a must visit for visitors who are going to the Mývatn area. I’ve climbed the mountain three times and each time it was a great adventure. You can access this 529 meter tall peak from a trailhead along the road around the lake, just south of the Vindbelgjarfjall Mountain. This trail runs along generally flat land to the back of the Vindbelgjarfjall. Here, you can see some examples of how hot streams of lava have created tunnels in…

  • Finland,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Saana

    This week we’ll tell you about Saana, a 1.029 meter high mountain in Northern Finland. Sanaa is located in Finnish Lapland in the Enontekiö region, close to the border of Norway. It is the most famous mountain in Finland. The reason for this is that it has a remarkable shape, which stands out like a giant rock, near the village of Kilpisjärvi. It gives great views over the neighbouring countries Sweden and Norway. Not far from Saana is Halti (1.324 metres) which is Finland’s highest fell or mountain. This mountain is a bit further away into the wilderness, so that’s why Saana is a much more popular stop for a nice climb…

  • Mountainous Monday,  Scotland,  We12climb

    Mountainous Monday: Ben Lomond

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! In  2015 we’ll go in search of inspiring mountains again. We’ll start the first Monday of the year with Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands. Ben Lomond is a very nice mountain to climb because of the following three reasons: 1. There is a very easy and wide path going up, no need for any scrambling. 2.  The view from the summit is just breathtaking. You have excellent views over Loch Lomond (or Lake Lomond) and on a clear day, when you’re looking to the north, you can see many Scottish Munro’s and even the Ben Nevis. 3., It is very easy to get to the start of the Ben…