Running in the Alps doesn't necessarily mean that you have to turn your lungs inside out to breath. With the cable cars in Engelberg, you will reach the mountainsides with still enough energy to admire the view.
This is the northernmost part of north-west Iceland. Once home to a few farmers dating their heritage back to the Vikings of the 9th century, the place is now totally uninhabited — in the middle of the last century, people moved away. For four days we see no-one, but birds and foxes.
Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the finest hikes in New Zealand. The four day trek around the snow capped Mount Ngauruhoe is a spectacular experience with winding trails through a dramatic volcanic landscape. With smoking grounds and well marked trails, the Tongariro Northern Circuit is a must for all hike lovers. And don't worry, as long as the volcanoes stay calm it is a safe hike.