Friday, June 14, 2013

Hiking up Helgafell

Summer is a great time to hike in Iceland. This week, I was invited to go up Helgafell by Ari Trausti Gudmundsson, Iceland’s best known naturalist, environmentalist, geophysicist, explorer, traveler, adventurer, and poet all rolled into one. The hike began during a brief rainstorm but midway through the hike it turned into a misty trek in one of Iceland’s beautiful settings. Ari Trausti was a fountain of knowledge and information about the geology and history of the area.