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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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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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