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Exploring Reykjanes’ Explosive Environment

At first, Reykjanes might not seems like much of a sightseeing destination. For miles around, the lava fields spread like one expansive, flat blanket. In fact, if you happen to be driving along the coast during inclement weather, it can seem forbidding and barren. If you have a little faith however (and good direction) the road inland will lead you to some of Iceland’s most unique geological features. Continue reading

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Getting Steamy in Iceland’s Reykjadalur

To find Reykjadalur, you simply need to follow your nose.

Literally translating to ‘steamy valley’, this landscape is filled with hot sulphur pits and bubbling rivers you can even take a dip in! Continue reading

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Relaxing on Reynisfjara’s Black Beach in Iceland (and more waterfalls…)

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As far as relaxing beach holidays go, Iceland’s Reynisfjara Beach wouldn’t be at the top of an ordinary beach getaway list. For one, it’s Iceland and nearly always chilly, and two, Reynisfjara’s shores are less white sand and more lava pebbles.

Still, it’s precisely this rugged, unique beauty that drew us to see Reynisfjara in the first place. Admittedly, the water was way too cold for bikinis, but when you have basalt caves to explore, columns to climb, and beach sheep (I know right?) to watch, then it becomes an equally good beach break in its own right. Continue reading

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Exploring Game of Thrones’ Gjain and Hiking Around Waterfalls in Iceland

Given that Iceland’s landscape is so otherworldly, it comes as little surprise that the country has featured as a backdrop in everyone’s favourite fantasy series, Game of Thrones.

One site in particular stood out to us, and that was Gjain. Stunning in its own right with a myriad of waterfalls, funky geology and some awesome archaeology just lying around the corner, the site was just a short detour from our main itinerary. Or so we thought, to our potential demise.

But hey, as they say, getting there is half the fun. But more on Gjain.

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Searching for the Northern Lights in the Golden Circle

There are multiple writers and bloggers out ‘there’ that will tell you not to visit the Golden Circle in Iceland – It’s too touristy, too busy, there’s better sites elsewhere, etc. But here’s the thing: those sites are popular for a reason, and just because they are popular does not diminish their worth. And with the promise of sighting the northern lights in Thingvellir National Park, the home of ancient Icelandic parliament, we parked up at the campsite, threw some layers on our bodies and some whisky down our throats, and waited.

Because let’s be honest, if it was good enough for the vikings, it would be more than fine for us. Continue reading

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Roadtripping Through Iceland’s Snaefellsnes Peninsula

If there is one thing travelling through Iceland teaches you, it is to go with the flow and be prepared for change. After spending months drafting the perfect itinerary of excursions and adventures around the south coast of Iceland, our plans were nearly dashed by the sudden dispersal of a hurricane that had only just wreaked havoc off the coast of the USA. Now it had come wreak havoc on our itinerary.

With the choice of either sandblasting the paint off our rental campervan or making a detour north, we did a quick rejiggle of our itinerary based on the advice of a rep from Kuku Campers, and headed towards the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

What we forgot when planning our itinerary however, is that with a place as stunning as Iceland, there’s never a wrong direction to go.

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Iceland’s Blue Lagoon – What You Need to Know

Arguably Iceland’s most iconic attraction, the Blue Lagoon is one of those few sites that is as good in person as in photos. With its popularity though, comes multiple obstacles to traverse, especially if you have limited time in Iceland. To help you make the most of your trip to the Blue Lagoon, take a look at the tips below!

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Making the Most of Reykjavik in 12 Hours

Everyone knows that Iceland, and in particular Reykjavik, is expensive. Heck, even those who haven’t travelled to Reykjavik knows how extortionate the capital is, its reputation precedes itself that much. As a result many travellers trod the ‘airport-Blue Lagoon-campervan’ route out of the city ASAP, which is a shame. Reykjavik is a pocket-sized mixture of quirkiness, eye-catching art and design, and a heavy dose of fun and rugged scenery. With a little bit of prudence concerning your cash though, you can make the most of Reykjavik in only one day.

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Clowning Around in Booking.com’s New Ad: One Mission

On Friday I discovered that myself and my husband would be featured in Booking.com’s latest ad, One Mission, which celebrates all hotels and experiences around the world, through the eyes of its employees.

I’m excited that the footage of us was featured, as it showcases some of Iceland’s most breathtaking and otherworldly landscapes. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing on here all the destinations we explored and tips to make the most of your trip to Iceland, but for now, sit back and find some inspiration in the ad above!

 

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