Traveling Iceland in Winter

Iceland has evolved to be a premium travel destination. And being located close on the arctic circle, a rather exotic one on top. It triggers desires an phantasies … and so did it to me. But what when you ramp up the stakes? Not only exploring the Atlantic north but doing so in winter? And then go around the whole Island, mor or less around the ring road?

Starting by rather quickly leaving the Reykjavik and head east to the highway #1 counterclockwise – Here some impressions from last February.


First stop at Skogafoss that offers besides a first camp spot that’s open in winter. It’s a protected place to sit out an winter storm and besides that its reachable in about a two hour drive from Kevlavik.


We really sat out a storm, just doing groceries in Vik – which gave us the opportunity to see how quickly things change in Iceland. Heading west, turning a bit inlands you may find your first glacier.


Ten minute drive up an inlet you find the glacier lagoon of SöllheimaJökull and a small hike leading closer to the actual ice fields. evertheless keep in mind its dangerous. Little further down highway one you get off towards the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara.

Reynisfjara Beach

Always keep in mind that this is probably one of the most dangerous places in Iceland, killing tourists each year. Its probably the closest you get to the Atlantik abyss and the waves can change quickly and Continue reading

In my own regard – Speaker Season 2023

Just wanted to point out the upcoming Talk season. This year I speak primarily on the IT Sourcing Conference 23 of the BME – Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Logisik und Einkauf e.V. and again on the Storage 2 Day by Heise and D.Punkt Verlag.

You may find the dates and slides on my talks page permanently. Never the less I would like to point out that I am particular proud to deliver the opening keynote on the Storage 2 Day conference with a talk “Ransomware & The Dream of Backup“.

On the one hand I finally made it to the Heise Newsticker as some friends pointed out before I even recognized. On the other hand I summarize a real world experience of surviving Continue reading

Reingeschaut: Die steile Welt der Berge

Ich hatte dieses Wochenende das unglaubliche Vergnügen, mir den Vortrag von Alexander Huber live und vort Ort hier in unserer ländlichen Region genießen zu dürfen. Seit zwei Jahren immer wieder verschoben, nach dem wir im Tausch zum dritten Mal aktualisierte Karten erhalten hatten …. endlich.

In Grönland
In Grönland

Jetzt ist Alex ja nicht “irgendein Kletterer” sondern mit Sicherheit und für mich einer der herausragendsten Sportler – Kletterer unserer Zeit. Nicht erst seit dem Speedclimb Rekord an der Nose – El Capitan. Für mich persönlich ist dies alleine, die wahrscheinlich herausragendste unvorstellbarste sportliche Leistung, welche man derzeit überhaupt erbringen kann und das soll sicher andere Leistungen nicht herab würdigen.

Einen Eindruck vom Kampf um Minuten und Meter in 1000 Metern senkrechtem Granit liefert eindrucksvoll der Film “Am Limit” Continue reading