Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

All good things come to an end, and it is with bittersweetness that we arrive at our last hotel on the Blue Lagoon, which doesn't need introduction and it is amazing. That water... is wonderful. Our holiday in Iceland has surpassed my expectations and I want to come back and explore more. Less road tripping… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 14 (last day)

Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

I've been dying to use that expression and today couldn't be more perfect. First up a trip into a glacier... yes into it. I was sceptical to be honest because the whole idea is a little touristy and cheesy... and it is... BUT it is also quite an educational experience. The guides tell you a… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 13 (the land of ice and fire)

Postcards from Iceland -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

After the excitement of the whale encounter we drove further up the coast to the small town of Siglufjördur for the night. Perfect location. Especially the fabulous hot tub by the water... The weather changed over night and a thick layer of mist ad low clouds covered everything... it was quite magical... I sat with… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland -12 (museums and a busy road trip West,

Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)

Our counter clockwise tour of the country proceeded with another misty drive, North this time... fjord country... low clouds can be pretty though, how crazy is this reflection? We got to the town of Hauganes, just after lunch for our whale watching tour. You can do this from many places, this is the oldest outfit,… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 11 (whale watching)

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

Postcards from Iceland – 8 (puffins and old villages)

East Iceland is different. High cliffs, rivers and waterfalls. Coastal villages and scary roads. And puffins, or lundi as they're called in Icelandic. There are quite a few places where they can be seen as the spend the summer here nesting and raising youngs. Our hotel was inland in Egilsstadir, but I really fancy a… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 8 (puffins and old villages)

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

Postcards from Iceland – 4 (a plane wreck, 3 waterfalls, 12.3km)

Busy day. We're staying on the South of the Island (I will highlight all the hotels in one post at the end of the trip) and it's full of amazing things to do. It's quite hard to pick where to go because everywhere looks amazing... but after consultation with the husband and the teenager we… Continue reading Postcards from Iceland – 4 (a plane wreck, 3 waterfalls, 12.3km)