We discovered Hokitika almost by pure chance. Our next destination in New Zealand after Wharariki Beach – Franz Joseph Glacier – was simply too far to drive to in one go. Instead, we decided to play it safe and find a place somewhere in between to have some rest before heading to the glacier the following morning. That’s when Hokitika caught our eye. Located two hours away from Franz Josef and described online as a cool little town with a beautiful emerald water gorge nearby, it appeared to be a perfect spot to spend the night and capture some nice photos. But did it live up to the expectations?
When it comes to good destinations for landscape photography, southern part of Germany definitely does not disappoint. Between the Black Forest to the west and Berchtesgaden national park on the far east, this area is full of beautiful locations that will get any landscape photographer excited. One such place is a small town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen located right on the border with Austria next to Germany’s tallest mountain Zugspitze. In addition to its alpine meadows, magnificent mountains and deep gorges, this region is also a home to numerous gorgeous lakes. The most famous of them – lake Eibsee – might just be one of the most beautiful lakes in all Germany.
The hike to Drangarnir is another great and picturesque hike on the Faroe Islands and a definite favorite of mine. I would even go as far as saying that if I were to choose just a single place to experience on the islands, that would be it. Just as the hike to Trælanípa, this route can be found on the island of Vágar but, unlike the former, it is much longer and a lot more demanding.
The Faroe Islands is, among other things, an outstanding place for hiking. There are a number of hiking routes on the islands, and in this article I would like to talk about perhaps the most famous one – the hike to Trælanípa. Located on the island of Vagar, this hike is both undemanding, easily accessible and incredibly beautiful, making it a popular choice for tourists and locals alike.