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 […]
A vibrant place in Reykjavík local bar scene is Den Danske Kro “The Danish Pub”. The Danes have a special word to describe a cosy, friendly atmosphere – “hyggelig” and that’s something that the Danish Pub has worked hard to create in this “home from home” within a pub.
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 […]
Hotel Edda Laugar in Sælingsdalur is a cozy summer hotel located in the heart of West Iceland. In my opinion the hotel is situated in a perfect location, if you are interested in exploring west Iceland to the fullest well as drive along route 60 and 62, Westfjords (e.g. explore the Barðaströnd, Rauðisandur or Látrabjarg). […]
One of the amazing geological oddities in Iceland is the Silfra Fissure in Þingvellir National Park, a rift where the North American and Eurasian plates are slowly pulling away from each other. While researching our trip, my husband Dave and I found out that it is possible to snorkel or dive in the fissure, so […]
For our Iceland Challenge, Sixt Rent a Car generously provided us with a brand new Chevrolet Captiva. We were riding in style in this spacious 7 person vehicle. We only needed to fill four seats and the rest was reserved for the copious amount of gear we brought to supply us for the next week […]
Hótel Edda Vík is located along the southern coast in the quaint town of Vík. The region is lush with rugged beauty that stretches as far as the eye can see. The hotel offers fantastic views of the dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches. The majestic Mýrdalsjökull glacier lies just a few kilometers north which […]
Icelandair Hotel Hérað is located in the beautiful eastern town of Egilsstaðir. It is open all year round, but we find it absolutely stunning in the summer months.
Hótel Edda Höfn is located by the harbor with a fantastic view of the bay. On a cloudy day, there is a certain mystical charm as the fog hovers over the bay (similar to the day we arrived!).
What should have been a sleep in actually had me awake at 7.30am tending to neglected trip admin and worrying about the whereabouts of my favorite hat in the world. I first noticed it missing yesterday morning when I went to put it on. I know I didn’t wear it out the night before to […]