Driving tips for Iceland

I feel we could not finish our posts on Iceland without providing at least some tips about what you can expect driving there. Different times of the year will of course present different challenges especially if you wish to go off the beaten track. As for us, we were there at the tail end of…

The biggest hot tub in the world

What is the absolutely most touristy thing you can do in Iceland? If you guess Blue Lagoon, you would have hit the nail on the head. You can’t avoid it. The ads are everywhere from the inflight magazine to the airport. Some say it’s a tourist trap. Some, like the National Geographic, names it as…

Visiting the Reykanes Peninsula

Landing at Keflavík airport, you would not think much of the barren landscape that you see before you. Think rocky martian surface and you would not be far wrong. It is no wonder of the nine astronauts that landed on the moon, seven actually trained for their landings in Iceland, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz…

A hot dog stand and street art

Next morning on our last day in Reykjavik, we woke up nice and easy. Shopping was on the list and we were also interested to check out Iceland’s street art. So to balance the two, we did not wander far from the main shopping street of Laugavegur. Moreover, we also wanted to check out the…

Back to Reykjavik

The morning after our visit to the lagoon, just like the weather predicted, snow descended upon us and our days of sunny blue skies disappeared. But then it was also the day we had planned to drive all the way back to Reykjavik. So, in a way, it kind of worked out for us. As…

Blogging 101 : Why Iceland

I have been asked often “Why Iceland?” and so for this assignment to write for an audience, I have put together my first ever list as to why we went to Iceland and fell in love with it. Because its capital Reykjavik looks like colourful candy in a lolly shop. And it’s most popular restaurant…

Icebergs at Jökulsárlón

Seeing the icebergs in Antartica is definitely one of the things I want to do. However, it will require a bit more saving up before I get there. So, Jökulsárlón was a bit of a teaser for me. It is the next closest thing. On top of that, it was also on the must visit…

Black Falls at Skaftafell

After leaving Kirkjubaejaklaustur, our drive began to get a bit more interesting as we approach Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. The day was still perfect with sunny blue skies but we met with some windy conditions. As such, sections of the Ring Road was strewn with snow. If we were going fast and we hit a…

And how do you pronounce that?

Icelandic names can be real tongue twisters. When we first researched Iceland, the recurring question was, “how do you pronounce that?!” And since some of you have asked the question, I thought I’ll do a post on what we found out (which is really only very little). Fortunately for us, we were assisted greatly by…

Detour at Kirkjubæjarklaustur

We had to pinch ourselves. For the third day in a row, we were blessed with sunny blue skies! If you didn’t venture outside, you would have thought it was summer just looking at the sky. And mind you, Vik is one of the wettest spots in Iceland so this was more than what we…