Who am I and what on Earth is this?!

Katie Featherstone Feathery Travels budget travel blog


My name is Katie Featherstone, and I split my time between Scotland and Iceland. I'm the author of Bradt Guide's Inner Hebrides, a seasonal mountain hut warden in the Icelandic Highlands, and a freelance writer predominantly focusing on hiking, history, and slow, sustainable travel.


You can find some of my most recent work in the Guardian, TGO Magazine (Feb 22), the Independent, Hidden Europe (Issue 66), and Walk Highlands. I also have upcoming articles and walking routes in Scottish Islands Explorer, Trail, and Coast magazines.


If you are a publication and want to work with me, email: featherstonek[at]live.co.uk


In previous lives, I travelled the world, hitchhiking and volunteering, or travelling for days on sweaty buses. You can find a decade's worth of those adventures on this website, but I rarely write new blog posts now. The Iceland Laugavegur preparation articles are up-to-date, however.


Find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


I also work as a co-admin for @HI_Voices, a rotational Twitter account giving a voice to people in or from the Scottish Highlands and islands, and as media support for the charitable organisation Phone Credit for Refugees and Displaced People.

The Laugavegur Hiking Trail - Know Before You Go and What to Expect

Laugavegur, Hrafntinnusker snow June.
Laugavegur, near Hrafntinnusker in June.
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Short and Half-Day Hikes from Landmannalaugar, Iceland.

Bláhnjúkur, Laugavegur, Fjallabak - day hikes from Landmannalaugar
Bláhnjúkur from the Laugavegur.
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How to check the weather before hiking the Laugavegur.

Clouds, Landmannalaugar camping Laugavegur
Clouds at Landmannalaugar.
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Skalli — 15km day hike from Landmannalaugar.

Skalli hike Landmannalaugar
Looking east from Skalli (August)
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Hiking the Strútsstígur — from Hvanngil to Strútur, Áftavötn and Hólaskjól.

Strútur mountain - Strútsstígur hiking path
Part of Strútur
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What to Pack for Hiking the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland.

Laugavegur - what to pack.
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You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. 


This site is written and poorly edited solely by me (Katie). Please contact me if you find any typos or mistakes.


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Phone Credit For Refugees and Displaced People is a volunteer run organisation. I can't stress their importance enough - please click on the image below and join the facebook group to find out how you can help. If you are not on facebook, you can still donate here