Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 5

This day made lugging the unicycle along worthwhile. Kilometer after kilometer of flat, slightly sandy trail greeted me after I left the previous night’s campsite at Hvanngil. Hiking it all would have been mind-numbingly boring, so it was with considerable glee that I was able to cover some of the distance on wheel. Even so, the physical strain of the last few days caught up with me, and by the end of the day I was limping up the final hill from my too-small boots while I eagerly counted down the last few meters to my evening’s campsite at the Langidalur hut in the Þórsmörk valley. Continue reading “Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 5”

Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 4

After three days of Icelandic gravel roads, it was finally time to ride on the famous Laugavegur hiking trail. Day 4’s route was almost 30 km long, through colored mountains, snow slogs, and rocky volcano valleys. I knew it was going to be tough, but I didn’t expect to get injured near Landmannalaugar and have to decide whether to push on or turn back. I managed to dredge up a bit of mental toughness and pushed on. And I’m very glad I did. Continue reading “Uni-Packing in Iceland: Day 4”