Vatnajökull glacier lakes – Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón

When glaciers end their slow motion tumble down the mountains, they calve off into serene glacier lakes. At the south end of Iceland’s epic glacier Vatnajökull, the glacier pools into the Fjallsárlón glacier lake, and nearby Jökulsárlón. Iceland is a rough circle shape – and if you imagine it is a giant clock – we … More Vatnajökull glacier lakes – Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón

Easy hikes in Skaftafell Nature Reserve

The southern section of Vatnajökull National Park is called Skaftafell Nature Reserve, a wild area that is on the edge of Europe’s largest glacier. Skaftafell is surrounded by glacier tongues and glacier lakes, volcanoes, and some truly magnificent waterfalls. From the visitor’s centre, there are a range of walks that visitors can do. Some of … More Easy hikes in Skaftafell Nature Reserve

Camping in Vik – Iceland’s landscapes at their most striking

Vík í Mýrdal, in the south of Iceland, is a small, pretty village that belongs in a picture frame on a fireplace. But looking beyond the spired church and small houses, nature is on display in all its elemental, brutal, striking glory. Cliffs eroded by the ocean form natural arches, basalt column formations cluster and … More Camping in Vik – Iceland’s landscapes at their most striking

Self Driving The Golden Circle – a day trip from Reykjavik full of natural wonders

The perfect day trip out of Reykjavik is called the Golden Circle. It has three of the most astonishing sights that the entire country has to offer: Thingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss waterfall. It’s easily done as a self-drive tour, which is a fun and easy way to do the journey. And … More Self Driving The Golden Circle – a day trip from Reykjavik full of natural wonders

Exploring Reykjavik on foot (and learning how to pronounce it)

Although Reykjavik is technically a cold, remote small port city, it’s actually an exciting hub of art, design, cafe culture and historial treasures. Reykjavik is also home base for most people’s amazing adventures in Iceland. This small city is actually one of the most interesting cities in Europe, with a very unique character. The Hallgrímskirkja … More Exploring Reykjavik on foot (and learning how to pronounce it)

Why I love Iceland

Wow. What a trip. We spent eleven tiring and exhilarating days up about as close to the Arctic Circle as I dare go – Iceland – a destination chosen simply because it seemed utterly different to anything we’d ever seen before. A country the size of South Korea, but with a scant 300,000 inhabitants (compared to Korea’s 50 million).