Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: Part 1
May01

Exploring Iceland’s Ring Road: Part 1

I scan the landscape as I pull out of Keflavik Airport. Customs was quick and easy, and I’m happy to already be at the wheel of my newly acquired rental car. Green moss covers dark volcanic rocks in all directions. Small yellow posts line the highway before me, providing the only real contrast to speak of on this otherwise greyscale day. No other cars are in sight, and this two lane highway feels distinctly large as it meanders...

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Top Things to Do in Iceland
Apr17

Top Things to Do in Iceland

I spent two weeks driving around Iceland last fall, and I can’t wait to go back (someday…) All these must sees can accessed by making a circular route on Highway 1, Iceland’s main highway, and this post is vaguely laid out in a clockwise fashion around the country. Without further ado: Check out Reykjavik Resist the temptation to spend all your time in the countryside. A few days is all you need to explore...

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Living Large in Reykjavik
Apr16

Living Large in Reykjavik

Live large in Reykjavik Iceland’s capitol is bursting at the seams with life and energy. A full day can easily be spent walking around without a plan.   The View Situated on Iceland’s southeastern coastline, you’ll be treated to breathtaking glimpses across the bay as you explore the city. Don’t miss the view from the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church. It’s the the third tallest building in the country,...

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The Icelandic Swimming Experience
Mar16

The Icelandic Swimming Experience

Maybe it’s the always chilly arctic temperatures that make swimming in a warm, naturally heated pool so irresistible. And perhaps it’s the stunning views and pure, unpolluted northern air that’s prompted so many Icelanders to build those pools outside. I use the term “build” in a loose sense, as many Icelandic pools are nothing but naturally occurring bodies of warm, shallow water with showers and...

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Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations
Feb10

Don’t Miss these Overlooked and Underrated Destinations

The Westfjords of Iceland The Westfjords are difficult to get to. The roads are windy, mountainous, often unpaved, and they seem to go on forever. As a result many travelers skip the area entirely. But if you enjoy stunning vistas, jaw dropping fjords, and getting off the beaten path, the extra time is well worth it. After all, it’s all about the journey and not the destination… but the Westfjord’s destinations are...

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Road Tripping Iceland
Oct19

Road Tripping Iceland

Long hours were spent in the car during my 2 weeks worth of road tripping around Iceland. I never got bored, not once. Here’s why: The landscape changes quickly and for no apparent reason. One minute you’ll be driving through a frozen wasteland of nothingness, the next you’ll descend into a valley of lush, vibrant plant life. The light in Iceland is some of the best I’ve ever seen anywhere on Earth. Iceland is...

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