Vik and those famous black sand beaches

Having spent a couple of awesome days in Reykjavik, the Golden Circle and Southern Iceland our last day in Iceland was mainly made up of driving from Vik back to the airport, which wasn’t really a hardship as the scenery was awesome which made it even more enjoyable. Vik has a small church on a hill above the town so we took a quick drive up to have a closer look. The sun was really low in the sky and the… View Post

Beyond the Golden Circle – highlights of South Iceland

We were up pretty early for us to take a quick last walk around the Geysir’s without the crowds. Being a free national site it’s open 24 hours day, there was only one other couple there taking pictures of Stokur. We wandered around and enjoyed the peacefulness, even managing to get a pretty good Geysir selfie! Our main stop for the morning was the Secret Lagoon. You may have noticed that so far we haven’t hit up the famous Blue… View Post

Independent Golden Circle Tour

Day 2 in Iceland was my 25th birthday! Luckily we didn’t have sore heads after the previous evening beer drinking so were up and ready to go. A little apprehensive as I had yet to really master driving a manual on the wrong side of the car but I was ready to give it a go! The car was great and I fell in love with the heated seats! Plus the heated windscreen made de-icing much easier. Anyway, we set… View Post

24 hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Our trip to Iceland began with a early morning flight at 6:30am from London to Reykjavik. The flight takes around 3 hours which was enough time for a small nap and some reading. Our first views of this little island were just after 8am (local time) and it looked intriguing and unknown and I felt very excited! The trip was a birthday present to myself, as who doesn’t love being in a new place for your birthday! I was a… View Post

Iceland – 4 wonderful days

We arrived back from a whirlwind 4 days in Iceland travelling around some of the south of the island. I will get to writing about what an awesome time we had (hopefully once I’ve finished the Canada coverage but I might dip in and out). For the meantime here is a few pictures as a taster.