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While I was hiking the Laugavegur Trail, I kept a diary, which became a scrapbook. It was my pride and joy and the envy of everyone who saw it. Keeping A Diary, Travel Memories, My Scrapbook, Polar Bear, Envy, Trail, Pride, Hiking, Blog

Keeping travel memories: my Laugavegur scrapbook - I Am a Polar Bear

While I was hiking the Laugavegur Trail, I kept a diary, which became a scrapbook. It was my pride and joy and the envy of everyone who saw it.

Laugavegur Trail Day one: Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker - I Am a Polar Bear My Diary, Polar Bear, Iceland, Trail, Snow, Writing, How To Plan, Motivation, Reading

Laugavegur Trail Day one: Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker - I Am a Polar Bear

This is pretty much word for word my diary from the Laugavegur trail. It turns out it’s occasionally quite difficult to read my writing. Plans changed before they even started. Heavy snow at Hrafntinnusker meant we couldn’t camp there. Day 1 therefore was to be at Landmannalaugar. I got up at 5.30am to pack my… More Laugavegur Trail Day one: Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker

Laugavegur Trail day two: Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn - I Am a Polar Bear One Day I Will, Special Recipes, Fresh Fruit, Polar Bear, Brown Sugar, Iceland, Trail, Death, Walking

Laugavegur Trail day two: Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn - I Am a Polar Bear

You’ve read my Day One diary (in which there was a blizzard and exhaustion and near-death) and now we move onto Day Two – featuring me going in the support car rather than walking. Breakfast started with lots of fresh fruit and coffee and moved onto François’ special-recipe porridge, with added fruit and brown sugar… More Laugavegur Trail day two: Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn

Laugavegur Trail Day Three: Alftavatn to Emstrur - I Am a Polar Bear Everything I Own, Polar Bear, Wake Up, Iceland, Trail, Adventure, Coffee, Day, Kitchen

Laugavegur Trail Day Three: Alftavatn to Emstrur - I Am a Polar Bear

It’s day three. I’m back on the Laugavegur trail today after spending yesterday on the road. I was very surprised to wake up and find it was 7am. François would be in the kitchen, getting the coffee on already. I sorted everything I own into two vague piles – things I need today and things… More Laugavegur Trail Day Three: Alftavatn to Emstrur

Laugavegur Trail Day Four: Emstrur to Þórsmörk - I Am a Polar Bear Over The Hill, Second Day, Polar Bear, Iceland, Trail, Adventure, Group, Mountains, Blog

Laugavegur Trail Day Four: Emstrur to Þórsmörk - I Am a Polar Bear

Yesterday I rejoined the group to walk to Emstrur and now we’re finishing the Laugavegur trail, reaching Þórsmörk. I’ve got another two days after this but this is the last day of the actual trail. From Emstrur we could virtually see our destination – over the hills and below Eyjafjallajökull. The first bit was a bit up… More Laugavegur Trail Day Four: Emstrur to Þórsmörk

Laugavegur Trail Day Five: Þórsmörk - I Am a Polar Bear Tents, Polar Bear, Iceland, Mount Everest, Trail, Weather, Adventure, Day, Blog

Laugavegur Trail Day Five: Þórsmörk - I Am a Polar Bear

We’ve finished the Laugavegur Trail. Now we have two days at Þórsmörk. Not having to pack up and get the tents down was quite the novelty at Þórsmörk. We didn’t get to start any later, though. The weather was going to stop us getting anywhere near Fimmvörðuháls and Magni and Modi but François still wanted to head up… More Laugavegur Trail Day Five: Þórsmörk

It’s our last day in Þórsmörk. Today we’re going home. On our last morning we got up late. François had said that depending on the weather and how we felt, we could pack up camp for the last time before or after breakfast. The wind had dropped by morning but it was still pretty drizzly. I… More Laugavegur Trail Day Six: Going Home The Last Time, Going Home, Polar Bear, Iceland, Trail, Felt, Weather, Camping, Adventure

Laugavegur Trail Day Six: Going Home - I Am a Polar Bear

It’s our last day in Þórsmörk. Today we’re going home. On our last morning we got up late. François had said that depending on the weather and how we felt, we could pack up camp for the last time before or after breakfast. The wind had dropped by morning but it was still pretty drizzly. I… More Laugavegur Trail Day Six: Going Home

What went wrong on Monday? - I Am a Polar Bear One Day I Will, My Diary, Polar Bear, Iceland, Diaries, Tent, Trail, Take That, Writing

What went wrong on Monday? - I Am a Polar Bear

Over the last three weeks or so I’ve been publishing my diaries from the Laugavegur Trail. You may have read them. Give or take a bit of clearing up, they’re pretty much exactly as I wrote them, sitting in a tent of an evening. If you read my Day One diary, you might know that… More What went wrong on Monday?