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Westfjords, Iceland Road Trip with Sixt Iceland

Westfjords, Iceland Road Trip with Sixt Iceland

If you’ve been following Tiny Iceland from the beginning you might have seen and/or read about my epic "Iceland Challenge 2013" and "Iceland Stopover 2014" trips. I was focusing on introducing Icelandair’s stopover program which is a great way for travelers flying a transatlantic flight that want to have the opportunity to visit Iceland with no extra fligt cost. This week, from June 20th-25th I'm doing a road trip around the Westfjords of Iceland with Sixt rent a car Iceland and joining me is my good friend Trish, from Los Angeles, California. In this post I'm sharing my Westfjords itinerary list. Cheers, Inga, founder of Tiny Iceland.

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Tips for safe traveling in Iceland

Tips for safe traveling in Iceland

Before you travel to an unknown country there are a few things to keep in mind. In this post you will find helpful information and links about Iceland. Good links to have in hand when traveling in Iceland so make sure to bookmark this post. As you might have heard before the weather can easily change in Iceland and you might even experience all seasons in one day. If you are visiting Iceland during autumn, winter or spring you should always check the weather and road conditions. Don’t forget to follow Tiny Iceland via social media for frequent updates.

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My favorite spot in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon

My favorite spot in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon

Despite the journey of days to get to Iceland and not managing much sleep once I finally did, the excitement at waking up in my beloved Reykjavik was irrepressible! This is my 7th visit and I’m as excited as if it were my first, perhaps even more so. The first order of the day was to clean up the controlled explosion of my backpack from last nights, or rather, this morning’s, early arrival. Then, if I was going to make it through the day, there was one thing I needed more than anything else, coffee! Luckily, Reykjavik takes coffee very seriously. Surely it must hold the record for most cafes per capita and I was already lamenting the likelihood that I wouldn’t get to all of them in my week here. By Patches McGee, aka Naomi Doyle. (Nov 3, 2015)

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South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 3/3

South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 3/3

I often get emails from people asking for informative tips on what to see & do while road tripping around South Iceland. The South coast is a popular route to drive throughout the year and I always recommend this area for travelers who only have a few days in Iceland.

So I decided to make a three part post about South Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón. This is part 3 where I share my knowledge about e.g. VÍK, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Hjörleifshöfði, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Fjallsárlón, Jökulsárlón, Þakgil and more.

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Visiting West Iceland

Visiting West Iceland

Are you planning a road trip around Iceland or maybe you only have a few days to spend and not sure what to do. West Iceland is a magical area in so many ways, so definitely add it to your #TripInIceland itinerary list! 

In this blog I'm sharing highlights on what to do & see in West Iceland. Some of the places I recommend you to visit: Hraunfossar (lava waterfalls), Deildartunguhver hot spring, Reykholt, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell mountain, Djúpalónssandur beach, Vatnshellir cave tour and Into the glacier tour. 

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Explore Iceland on an Icelandair Stopover - #MyStopover

Explore Iceland on an Icelandair Stopover - #MyStopover

I get a lot of emails from people who want to visit Iceland and often they only have a few days to spend, so the big question is what to see & do! If you didn't know about the Icelandair Stopover program then I want to share with you a great way to explore Iceland when flying a Transatlantic flight! An Icelandair stopover is when you get two destinations for the price of one. On your way across the Atlantic, you can stop in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare. In this blog post I’ve gathered all kinds of information and ides how to plan your perfect #TripInIceland

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Iceland ideas via Pinterest

Iceland ideas via Pinterest

When traveling to a country for the first time I'm assuming people research and plan their trip ahead, at least I do. If you are a spontant traveler who doesn't like to plan then I think you might still like to read this post! Anyway, I usually search online when planning what places to see & do for each country I visit. So I must admit that Pinterest is a great tool to help with researching and planning. If you are not familiar with Pinterest then click here for information. I’ve gathered over 3K pins divided into 58 boards. Enjoy the photogenic post and make sure to follow Tiny Iceland via Pinterest.

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South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 2/3

South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 2/3

I often get emails from people asking for informative tips on what to see & do while road tripping around South Iceland. The South coast is a popular route to drive throughout the year and I always recommend this area for travelers who only have a few days in Iceland.

I decided to make a three part post about South Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón. This is part 2 and I share my knowledge about e.g. Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss, US navy plane wreck, Seljavallalaug, Dyrhólaey, VÍK and more. If you haven't read part 1 then click here

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A ten day tour of Iceland

A ten day tour of Iceland

The lovely couple behind Pure Adirondacks, Evan & Hilary Williams contacted me to help them plan an 10-day road trip around Iceland. They drove around the island, hiked mountains, explored, and took some amazing footage. Here is their official blog post filled with ideas what to see & do while road tripping around Iceland. "In early June 2013, after months of excitedly researching and planning our trip, Evan and I finally landed in Iceland.  Our friend Morgan had flown in earlier in the day, picked up our trusty rental car and camping gear, and made his way back to the airport to rendezvous with us."  

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South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 1/3

South Iceland - What to See & Do - Part 1/3

I often get emails from people asking for informative tips on what to see & do while road tripping around South Iceland. The South coast is a popular route to drive throughout the year and I always recommend this area for travelers who only have a few days in Iceland.

So I decided to make a three part post about South Iceland, from Reykjavik to Jökulsárlón. This is part 1 and I share my knowledge about e.g. Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hotspring, Kerið volcano crater, Laugarvatn Geothermal baths and more.

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Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is a place where you can visit and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms that have been built over natural hot springs that has been used in this purpose since 1929. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn (1hr from Reykjavik) and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna and the pools. Tip: Make sure if your driving the Golden Circle, to add Fontana Spa on the list (perfect stop in the middle of the drive, same route, map).

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US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland

US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland

Useful guide finding the US Navy plane Wreck on Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. By Stu, who publishes Wheres My Passport, with his wife Nat. 

When we first went to Iceland in 2012, I really wanted to visit the Iceland plane wreck (US Navy Dakota DC-3, it could actually be a C-47 Skytrain) that crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, a vast area of sand and gravel in South Iceland close to the town of Vik. It looked like a truly interesting place to visit and one that offered some great photography potential.

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Iceland Challenge Overview

Iceland Challenge Overview

7 day stopover with Young Adventuress via Icelandair; 

4 girls. 1 island. 7 days. #IcelandChallenge was filled with adventure, surprises and many great memories. There is so much footage and stories to tell you guys so I decided to start with an overview post. Over the next few weeks we will update you with blogs about each day. In the mean time enjoy this one and stay tuned for more to come....

Cheers, Inga 

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Iceland Travel Tips From A Local & Traveler

Iceland Travel Tips From A Local & Traveler

In this post, you will find helpful information for travelers in Iceland—both basic travel tips and good links to have when planning your trip. If there is something specific you want to know about Iceland or if you have a hard time finding information online, don't hesitate to contact Tiny Iceland on any social media or leave a comment below the post.

This post is a collaboration between Tiny Iceland & Jenna @wanderthemap.  

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Photographing the Northern Lights - Simple Guide

Photographing the Northern Lights - Simple Guide

If you are lucky enough to see the Northern Lights then I am sure you will want to be able to photograph them. To some this might seem an impossible task but photographing them is really quite straight forward providing you have right equipment and right knowledge.

 

By Nat & Stu - Where's My Passport

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Hot Pools in Iceland

Hot Pools in Iceland

Iceland has many natural baths or hot springs. The reason for it is because Iceland is situated on a “hot spot“ with a lot of geothermal activity. This activity results in many hot springs around the country. Some of them are to hot for people to bathe in but others have just the perfect temperature to bathe in.

In this blog post you will find information about hot springs all around the island. Where is it located? How to get there? How much does it cost and so on.

 

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