Category Archives: Iceland

168 Hours of Daylight – Camping in Iceland part 2

As promised in part 1, here are my top tips for a great camping experience. Get to your site early – at every place we stopped I was amazed by the number of people arriving after 8, 9, even 10 at … Continue reading

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168 Hours of Daylight – Camping in Iceland part 1

There’s no getting away from it, accommodation in Iceland is expensive.  Be it a hotel, guesthouse or even AirBnB, you will pay more for it there than most other European destinations.  With this in mind we chose to camp and, … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free in Iceland – #5 Reykjavik wanderings

Reykjavik is certainly not one of the cheapest cities but there are still plenty of things to do for free. The centre is relatively compact and so an ideal way to spend a day is to take a wander amongst … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free in Iceland – #4 Skógafoss waterfall

I have written about the wonderful waterfalls of Iceland before and I cannot recommend a visit to them highly enough.  As well as Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss and Gljúfrabúi we also stopped at Skógafoss on the south coast. Here it is possible … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free in Iceland – #3 Sólheimajökull Glacier

Over 11% of Iceland is permanently covered by glacier.  The largest is Vatnajökull in the south-east which feeds Jökulsárlón ice lagoon and can be accessed by guided tour from various locations between Vik and Höfn.  For those who do not … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free in Iceland – #2 Reynisdrangar black beach

Whoever designed the scenery for the animation ‘How to train your Dragon’ must have been to Iceland.  I remember watching the film and thinking how spectacular but exaggerated the landscape was.  There is nowhere in the real world that looks … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free in Iceland #1 – Jökulsárlón Ice Lagoon

Nothing prepares you for Jökulsárlón.  Our capacity for appreciating the spectacular has been evolutionarily dampened to prevent our poor monkey brains from exploding with sensory overload, and so, standing at the shore of the lagoon, hulking, wind and water hewn … Continue reading

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