- Black Sand and Green LightsFly North for three hours from London and you arrive in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. In a country of just over 300,000 people, around 125,000 Icelanders live in the city.
We landed late afternoon at what felt like an Posted by david.byne in New Territory | Apr 16, 2015
- ReykjavikWe were sorry to leave Akureyri as it was a very pleasant town but it was time to do the final part of Route1 and we were tackling the whole 485km to Reykjavik in one drive. Fortunatelt the weather was Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 15, 2015
- Exploring AkureyiWe were up quite late and after a leisurely breakfast we went for a walk around Akureyri. We started off by climbing the steps to the new church overlooking the town and visible from quite a distance. There was a Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 12, 2015
- On To AkureyriUnfortunately although the weather had become warmer it was also wet as we left Myvatn. We decided to go via Husavik to see if any Whale Watching trips were running. The weather was still bad when we got there and Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 12, 2015
- Lake MyvatnThere was a change in the weather overnight with snow storms at the start of the day so we didn't rush out but waited for the snow to stop and lingered over the very good breakfast. The weather then Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 11, 2015
- Heading NorthIt was another bright but freezing day when we left Fáskrúðsfjörður heading north away from the coast. We stopped to take a picture of the traditional open deck boat built by Einar Sigurdsson displayed on the 'lake' in the town Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 10, 2015
- Into the FjordsAlthough the sun was shining when we set out it was freezing. There was so much ice under the car that turning was difficult so we had to melt off the ice to be able to drive. The road sign Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 10, 2015
- Waterfalls and IcebergsIt was another bright sunny day and we left Vik in ideal conditions for travelling over the sandy plains of Myrdalssandur and Skeidararsandur towards Skaftafell National Park. The coarse black sand can strip the paint from cars if the wind Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 9, 2015
- Selfoss to VikMonday dawned with clear blue skies but freezing! We had hoped to see the Northern Lights from our room but no luck so we were tired after trying to stay up. We enjoyed the good buffet breakfast then went for Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 9, 2015
- Geysir and GulfossWe woke to snow showers and wind which made driving difficult. After a roundabout journey through Reykjavik were set of on the road to Pingvellir but did not get far as it became impassable with snow so we turned back Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 9, 2015
- Exploring The Reykjanes PeninsulaWe left the UK on Friday night with a remarkably quick journey to Heathrow in rush hour which along with a delayed flight led to a long wait at the airport! We landed to freezing cold temperatures in the strong Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Apr 9, 2015
- ReykjavikIceland is beautiful. We only had two days here before we return to the states. So we spent our time enjoying just being in Iceland.
We walked around Reykjavik and made a few Icelandic friends. Who all laughed at our Posted by GraceD in Grace Dwomoh | Apr 8, 2015
- The Undiscovered CountryThe Undiscovered Country
We flew into Iceland in the middle of a dark, misty morning. Suffering a bit from jet-lag, we ambled through the quiet, Kevlavik Airport and managed to grab a bite to eat before boarding the Flybus for the Posted by woa in GandaTravel 2014-2015 | Apr 4, 2015
- Iceland: It's More Than A Vacation, It's An Adventure!There are some places in the world that you have to see to believe. Iceland is one of those places. The "Land of Fire and Ice" it is often called because you can be visiting one of it's many volcanoes Posted by HappyWanderer in Travel is Good For the Soul | Feb 26, 2015
- The Land of Fire and Ice“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better” Simon Raven
Easter 2015 was to be spent exploring Iceland, our first trip away since Posted by RoyandIngrid in World Wide Wanderings | Dec 23, 2014
- Dancing Across Night Sky: Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Ok, I have been spelling our guide's name wrong. It is not Peter but rather Petur Valgeirsson.
As promised, I am including the Aurora Borealis that appeared during our trip that Peter photograhed with his camera. His camera is Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 13, 2014
- Bill Clinton Lamb Hot Dogs and Lobster TailsWe spent our last day here in Iceland with a free day to explore Reykjavik on our own. We slept in until 11am and then leisurely strolled around town. We figured out the public bus system and took Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 11, 2014
- Thingvellir National Park, Reykjavik & Position of the SunOne thing that I have noticed here is that the sun never reaches a "high noon" position of nearly 90 degrees in the sky. It doesn't go higher than a 25 -30 degree angle. This means that the Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 11, 2014
- Viking Horse Show, Eyrarbakki Coastal VillageWe slept in today. I woke up at noon....it sure felt great to catch up on some sleep especially after staying up until 2am viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Today our group set out at 2pm. We started our Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 10, 2014
- The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)!We will be leaving Hotel Ranga today. Our hotel was in the middle of nowhere so that we may be away from city lights for the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, we did not see Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 9, 2014
- Black Lava Sand Beach, Waterfalls, Eyjafjallajokull VolcanoToday we traveled along the south shore of Iceland. It was extremely windy on the coast with gusts up to 50MPH!
We saw beautiful geological formations along the beaches.
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- Blue LagoonWe made it to Iceland! Contrary to popular belief, Iceland does not experience extreme cold and they rarely get snow here that accumulates (unlike Greenland which is covered in snow and ice). The weather is moderate with high temperatures Posted by rraney in Icelandic Adventures | Oct 7, 2014
- CouchsurfingTonight will be our first time [[http://Couchsurfing.org|Couchsurfing]]. We are driving all the way back to Reykjavik today. Our hosts, Svava and Gunnar, are expecting us around 1530 so not a lot of time to site see. We come upon an Posted by DawnaL in From Reading to Reality | Sep 28, 2014
- Whale Watching, Myvatn and GodafossWhale watching from Akureyri was sold out or so I thought so we reserved seats with [[http://www.gentlegiants.is/home/|Gentle Giants]] in Husavik. Up really early and hit the road at 7 for the drive to Husavik. Breakfast in a little Bakeri that Posted by DawnaL in From Reading to Reality | Sep 23, 2014
- Gauksmyri to AkureyriWe took the long way from Gauksmyri to Akureyri. It could have been just a couple hours on the main highway but we changed it up and took the road that went around the north side of the Siglufjodur peninsula. Posted by DawnaL in From Reading to Reality | Sep 22, 2014