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.
I’ve gathered information, basic tips, links and more for travelers visiting Iceland over this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t already planned a trip, then keep on reading and you might end up booking a trip for next year. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I recommend visiting […]
I’m super excited to tell you guys about the Secret Solstice festival held in Reykjavik, Iceland from June 16-18th. It’s a unique festival due to it’s timing, the summer solstice weekend and this is the third time it’s being held.
As soon as I arrived in Reykjavik 101, I felt like I was in a familiar place. I had been dreaming about visiting Iceland for such a long time that it’s sights and even it’s vibe were already imprinted on my minds’ eye. The bus ride from the airport into town was mildly surreal, driving […]
On our last day, we traveled from Akureyri to Reykjavik which takes about 5 hours. We spent the time exchanging good music, enjoying the scenery and discussing our favorite parts of the trip. I don’t recommend making this trip in such a short time, but we were excited to get to Reykjavik to enjoy a […]
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 […]
Far from the maddening clouds ~ Last night I dreamt of giant puffins, thousands of them. As I got closer, it turned out that they were just people in puffins suits… except for the ones that were genuinely giant puffins of course. It was lovely. It’s not surprising that my mind is running rampant – […]
My last trip to Reykjavik was a very personal and transformative one but this time, I have the pleasure of my Mum’s company and so too the extraordinary honour of introducing her to this magical land. It was with a great deal of misplaced pride that I pulled back the curtains to give Mum her […]
I will never forget the tidal wave of emotions that came swirling over me upon my first arrival in Iceland. I was overwhelmed with wonder and excited to explore this land that, for many generations, sustained life for ancestors on my mother’s side of the family–the place they called home. A flurry of butterflies still […]
I have to admit that I awoke today with a case of pre-birthday blues. I had the house to myself but knew there was nothing to be gained by staying in and wallowing when I was in the perfect place to go outside and wallow! I put on my swimsuit and headed off to Laugardalslaug […]