Katie Featherstone

Katie Featherstone


Katie Featherstone is a seasonal migrant, summering at Fjallabak and spending the rest of the year at her home on the Scottish island of Islay. Her writing focuses on slow, sustainable travel and enjoying the outdoors.

Katie is author of the Bradt Guide to the Inner Hebrides, and writes for magazines and newspapers including hidden europe, TGO Magazine, The Guardian, and The Independent.

— Articles by Katie Featherstone —

Magazine article

Summer transients: the Fjallabak community

by Katie Featherstone

Four hours drive east of Reykjavík, the Fjallabak nature reserve is home to no one, but lies deep in the hearts of many. Here in the hills of Iceland, the seasonal transients arrive in June, helping prepare the simple accommodation to welcome summer hikers. Katie Featherstome describes a season at Hrafntinnusker, a remote mountain hut on the hiking trail known as the Laugavegur.