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Europe » Iceland » South » Vík November 26th 2016

Our tour of Iceland has been incredible thus far and just when you think it can't get any better...you round a bend and are blown away at the breathtaking scenery that lays before you. It seems as if every corner of this country has a hidden beauty to share. Today, we see some of the most beautiful Glacier patches Iceland has to offer. Locals referred to them as the "Northern Lights of the Sea" for their ability to reflect the colors of sun.... read more
Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon
Glacier Lagoon

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík November 25th 2016

Nothing like a good road trip with family! Today we traveled across Iceland to Skaftafell on the eastern shore. Along the way we saw some of the most incredible waterfalls, got awesome views of Iceland's active volcanos, and watched a stunning sunset from the black sand beach...and more importantly, we found the Aurora Borealis!... read more
Seljalandsfoss
Skogafoss
Skogafoss

Europe » Iceland » South October 30th 2016

Iceland – The Land of Stories! Despite having over 100 active volcanoes it is still nesting Europe’s largest glacier, it leans over the Arctic circle yet it is warmed by the Gulf stream, Iceland truly is the Land of Fire & Ice. Marks of Human hand are few and far between on this wind swept land, footprints are quickly reclaimed but stories stay forever. Such is the sheer force & beauty of this place that the Viking warriors have turned into the poets and family stories into Epic Sagas. There are some stories we never want to end but rest assured this is only an introduction! The love for road trips and surreal places made us visit this country named Republic of Iceland or Lýðveldið Ísland as they call it in Icelandic. So, when the destination ... read more
Reynisfjara beach
Skógafoss – (foss = waterfall)
Blue Lagoon Welcome Airport

Europe » Iceland » South » Vík September 10th 2016

This was a day I had been looking forward to, some key sites that I couldn't wait to get exploring...starting with the famous ice lagoon of Jokulsarlon, Skaftafell national park and finally finishing in Vik with its black sandy beaches and basalt columns... On advice from some locals we pre-booked a zodiac tour of Jokulsarlon a couple of days previous and after only an hour or so from leaving Hofn we spotted the icebergs and tourist buses just off the Ring Road...cool! You read about this place, see pics but they really don't do the spot justice; it is absolutely gorgeous...we were a bit early for the tour so were able to take a stroll along the edge of the lagoon and get our first glimpses at the utterly beautiful luminous-blue icebergs slowly making their way ... read more
The lonely highway...
Svartivoss
Bundled up...

Europe » Iceland » South » Höfn September 3rd 2016

It is possible to get used to anything, even driving on the right hand side of the road. One way bridges and pull over tunnels continue to be challenging, but the thing that make driving in Iceland most difficult is sheep. There are a lot of sheep in Iceland, great wooly mops with curly horns and attitude. There are lots of roads that sheep wander beside, sit on and cross carefully in small groups. Travelling in Iceland is easy. Very easy. English is used by locals and tourists alike. Even the automatic petrol pumps have an English option. Supermarkets are full of familiar foods imported from Europe. Locals favor chocolate with salty liquorice, sweet cakes lashed with cream, hot chips (fries) and hotdogs. Everything is expensive because it is imported (think fruit in Japan or petrol ... read more
Super Jeep
One Way Tunnel
Self Service Petrol

Europe » Iceland » South » Kirkjubæjarklaustur June 14th 2016

By the end of the day Sam was crying "oh no, not another waterfall. Do we really have to go?" Our bodies seem to be adjusting to the 4 hour Icelandic time difference. Everyone was up (mostly on our own) by 8:30am. Our first stop after returning to the main Ring Road (after a 20 minute drive going 90kph on a tiny two lane road that Mike was happy had a white line to navigate by) was the local tourist center. of courose prior to going very far down our little side road - 204 - the car was being attacked by the Arctic terns. Fascinating to watch them dive bomb our front hood. The tourist center had a great video about the Laki craters and fissure eruption in1783. So many people died in Iceland and ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South » Kirkjubæjarklaustur June 14th 2016

9:15pm. Sun still high. Beautiful. Night to all!! ... read more
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Europe » Iceland » South May 22nd 2016

From Skaftafell to Vik Day 6 We are in Southern Iceland. After a night at the national park campsite we headed down to Vik. It is hard to believe we have almost made a full loop around this wondrous country. Vik is stunning. Home to the black sand beach, this town is beautiful. I have been in awe at the sights this beach gives. We climbed this large rock divide to gain a better look. Sitting on those large boulders, I felt so at peace. I can try to paint you a picture. Birds were flying, the sun was shining down it's warm rays onto the water; waves were viciously crashing onto the rocks, while the wind picked up speed. The beach itself is black sand and rocks. ... read more
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Vik

Europe » Iceland » South May 22nd 2016

Skogafoss Waterfall Day 6 We hiked 60 flights of stairs today at this beautiful waterfall sight. Skogafoss, just outside of Vik, is a large waterfall amongst sheep farm land. We ended our long hike with a glass of wine and camped at the farm. ... read more
Skogafoss
Skogafoss

Europe » Iceland » South May 21st 2016

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Day 5 Jokulsarlon is probably the most impressive sight I've yet to see. I can't even really describe the beauty, you'll have to look for yourself. The lagoon is only about 80 years old and is the site of many films and commercials. ... read more
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Glacier Lagoon




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