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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 #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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Serendipitous Saturday – Fishermen’s Day in Höfn, Iceland

We were a day ahead in our schedule and had pushed on to Höfn, a fishing town on the south east corner of Iceland, with a welcoming vibe. It just so happened that we were there for the first Saturday … Continue reading

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Falling in love – Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

A 1998 survey found that 54.4% of Icelandic people, when questioned, say that they believe in hidden people, in fairies, in trolls, in nature spirits.  As recently as 2013 a major road construction project was stopped after protests that it … Continue reading

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Hot Pot Luck – Geothermal fun in Iceland

I love to plan and, when we finally decided on Iceland as our next travel destination, I began researching things to do.  High on the list, from both guidebooks and traveller recommendations, was the Blue Lagoon, situated on the main … Continue reading

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Celebrating a band of gold – Iceland’s Golden Circle

The second full day of our trip happened to fall on our wedding anniversary, so we thought it fitting to spend most of it exploring what is known as Iceland’s Golden Circle. We had camped the previous night at Leirar, … Continue reading

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Reykjavik Retrospective

We spent the first week of June camping in Iceland, travelling as far west as Borgarnes and as far east as Höfn.  There will be more of what we saw, and how we did it without breaking the bank, to come … Continue reading

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