• Abel Tasman National Park day walks
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Abel Tasman National Park walks: a list with the best hikes!

    Despite the fact I don’t live in New Zealand, I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve been to Abel Tasman National Park five times over the past years. It’s one of those places that I always tend to return to while in New Zealand, even though it’s on the other side of the world. By now, I’ve actually tried most of the Abel Tasman National Park walks and I decided the time was right to make a list so you can pick your Abel Tasman walk. Enjoy!     A short introduction to Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman National Park is named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman…

  • Hohe Acht Eifel
    Germany,  We12hike

    Hohe Acht: hiking to the highest peak in the Eifel mountains

    Highest peaks always appeal to my imagination. So while I was passing through the Eifel recently, I decided to make a stop at the Hohe Acht, the highest “mountain” in the Eifel. The word mountain is of course relative because it is just 747 meters high. Because I also some weird kind of thing in my head with the number 747 (you will probably not be surprised that I am an avid airplane spotter) I thought it would be a nice idea to climb the highest mountain in the Eifel after the highest mountain in the Sauerland which I climbed last year. Here you can read all you need to…

  • Norway,  We12hike

    Aurlandsdalen hike: hiking in Norway’s Grand Canyon

    Described as one of Norway’s Classic Hikes, the Aurlandsdalen hike was high up on our list when booking a trip to Norway. We were here in the first week in June, pretty early in the trekking season, meaning quiet trails but lots of snow and mostly closed tracks. Luckily the lowest part of this 40 km hike was possible to do, and left us speechless from start to end. Enjoy this post about Aurlandsdalen, hiking in Norway’s Grand Canyon!   [Please note that this article was first published in 2014 and fully updated in June 2020]   About the Aurlandsdalen hike The best part of the hike (from hear say) is…

  • hiking in germany
    Germany,  We12hike

    The best unknown places for hiking in Germany

    As we live fairly close to Germany, just about a ten minute drive, we occasionally head over for a weekend to go hiking or for other outdoor activities. After doing so for more than a decade, we have discovered quite a few unknown places that take you further than regions such as Eifel or Sauerland, where the majority of tourists for hiking usually ends up. In this blog I’ll tell you about our favorite unknown places for hiking in Germany. I bet you had never heard of most of them!   Kellerwald Just a bit further than the famous Sauerland is the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park. This extended piece of nature…