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Free walking tour of Reykjavik by City Walk: A review

I highly recommend taking a walking tour when you first arrive in any new city or country. It helps give you the general overview in terms of history as well as an idea of the layout of the most visit-worthy parts of the city. Following my own advice, on our first day in Reykjavik we…

Troll Expeditions Iceland glacier hike

On our three-week road trip around Iceland, my husband Albert wanted very much to walk on a glacier. I ended up booking him a five-hour Iceland glacier hike with Troll Expeditions, leaving from Skaftafell. I decided not to go myself. Why? When the description mentioned crampons and icepicks, I decided it wasn’t a good idea…

3-week Iceland itinerary: the best Iceland road trip!

Three weeks is about the perfect length of time for an Iceland road trip. That’s what my husband and I discovered this past summer. We had three weeks free and drove right around the country to see pretty much all the highlights. What follows here is a three-week Iceland itinerary. It’s a bit different from…

Iceland waterfalls that are easy to reach from the ring road

In the summer, when we did our three-week road trip around Iceland, we saw waterfalls every single day. Some were small rivulets snaking down a hill; others were long, narrow streams plummeting off a rock cliff. These are not what this article is about. Certain waterfalls in Iceland are so beautiful they have become destinations…

Best hot springs in Iceland and how to choose

I just love soaking in a hot tub. To me, the feeling of relaxation that a hot tub creates epitomizes the vacation feeling. At least, it does if the hot tub in question is somewhere other than my own bathroom: somewhere with palm trees, perhaps, or with a pretty view of any sort. When I…

Icelandic turf houses: Laufas, Glaumbaer and others

Iceland is a place to see natural wonders: mountains, glaciers, craters, and coastlines. With my love of historical sites, though, there were a few human-built things that I also wanted to see. In particular, I was curious about what Icelandic turf houses look like inside. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. That means that if…

Husavik whale watching with North Sailing

It was terrible weather the whole day my husband and I were in Húsavik, but this was the part of our Iceland trip I’d been looking forward to the most: whale-watching. Husavik is a small town on the north coast of Iceland that depends on fishing and, more recently, tourism, particularly whale-watching. It has a…

Reykjadalur hot spring thermal river, Iceland

When I read about Reykjadalur hot spring thermal river, I put it in my “must-see” list for our trip to Iceland in July. The idea that a river could flow with hot water was too oddly enticing to pass up. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on one and spend money, I…

Skogar, Iceland, and what to see there

When my husband, Albert, and I stopped at Skogar, Iceland, we only intended to see one thing: Skogafoss waterfall. Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. If you book accommodations through one of them, I will receive a small commission. This will not affect your price. Skogafoss waterfall This is one of the most popular waterfalls…

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