Postcards from Iceland – 9 (a canyon, a hot bath and a smelly place)

This morning was mainly about driving from the East of Iceland to the North. Unfortunately the weather was against us – again – and not much of the beautiful country was visible. Low clouds and persistent rain made it moody and atmospheric for sure, but I’m also sure we missed some spectacular stuff. During the […]

Postcards from Iceland – 7 (a spot of glacial kayaking and a long drive East)

OMG the sun is out! Quite exhilarating, isn’t it? (and a little frustrating because we’ve become aware of all the amazing sights that had been hidden to us by the storm clouds) First activity of the day was a visit to the glacial lagoon and a little bit of kayaking. (aka more dry-suit shenanigans…) It […]

Postcards from Iceland – 5 (a black beach, a short hike and a whole lotta rain)

The weather has completely stubbed us in the back. Low clouds, and rain. Low visibility on a day that was supposed to offer a fantastic driving experience. Oh well. Onwards and upwards. Literally. But first a quick stroll on a beach of black sand: Reynisfjara. There are plenty of black-sand beaches in Iceland, but none […]