Hiking and Trekking

Hello fellow traveler, and welcome to the walking, hiking, and trekking section of The Danish Nomads. Here we’ll share our all-time favorite walks, hikes, and treks! But let’s first clear up the inevitable confusion!

Walking vs. Hiking vs. Trekking

Walking

Putting one foot in front of the other on a relatively level surface. Unless you are a toddler, this is the single easiest way to move around there is. Little to no preparation is needed for going on a walk, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love doing them. We particularly enjoy strolling around in urban environments, such as on the exciting streets of New York or London.

Hiking

Generally tougher alternative, with a more unstable surface. This could be on rocky ground, with a steep incline. Our own day hike up to the summit of Rysy, the highest mountain in Poland, is a good example. Hiking is all about outdoor life, and preferably a scenic view.

Trekking

Pretty much the same as hiking, except it goes on and on for multiple days. An example is the famous Laugavegur trek across the highlands of Iceland. Generally, trekking would be on a dedicated trail, and you would most often have to camp or sleep in very basic huts along the way.

Sure, there is also a concept known as Urban Hiking, and you could actually consider any trek to simply be a multi-day hike. We’re not so fuzzy about the details, though. Let’s put it like this: One of our favorite activities in life is simply using our own two legs for their intended purpose. Walking, hiking, trekking – call it what you want. We love to do it all!

Hiking is great. Honestly, it is. If you don’t believe us, hear it from the legend himself:

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves,”

John Muir

Hiking is our favorite activity to undertake during our travels. So naturally, we want our readers to be able to find their next hiking adventure with ease. To that end, we’ve compiled all our hiking posts below. Take your pick and happy trails!

Ready for your next hike?

Hiking in Landmannalaugar in Iceland
Hiking in Iceland – 12 Trails to Satisfy Your Wanderlust
Kia climbing ladders near a waterfall
An Adventurous Day Hike in the Slovak Paradise National Park
Nick in front of the valley and the clouds
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc in September: Our Personal Trip Report and Itinerary
Panoramic view of the Rainbow mountains in Landmannalaugar
Mega Guide To The Epic Laugavegur Hike In Iceland
The High Tatras Mountain range
Hiking Rysy In The High Tatras of Slovakia
Kia heading towards Mont Blanc
Hiking and Camping the TMB: Your Questions Answered
TDN hiking and camping the TMB with majestic views
Camping the Tour du Mont Blanc: Your Guide to Finding Campsites

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