The Complete Icelandic Glacier Guide

  I once heard someone say about Iceland, “This place is what it would be like, if someone was on a computer and had designed a whole new planet, and needed to…

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck HISTORY In November 1973, a US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 made a forced landing on the black sand beaches of Sólheimasandur after icing caused the plane to go down. The cabin and…

Our Full, Condensed Iceland Itinerary

Iceland is incomparable to any other country on Earth. Opaque blue glaciers were dancing with boiling geysers. Snow-capped coastlines dotted with sprawling lava fields. Setting forth to conquer Iceland in one swoop is…

Iceland Day 8

DAY 8: EXPLORING REYKJAVIK AND A RELAXING FAREWELL Highlights: Reykjavik Street Art, Cathedral of Christ the King, Harpa Concert Hall, Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Hallgrímskirkja, Blue Lagoon Meals: Storm Hotel, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Café Babalú, Roadhouse Snorrabraut Lodging: Storm…

Iceland Day 7

DAY 7: REYKJAVIK AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Highlights: Reykjavik Old Harbour, Puffin Express Tour, Þingvellir National Park, Öxarárfoss, Strokkur/Geysir, Gulfoss, Kerið Meals: Fosshotel Hellnar, Slippbarinn, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Cafe Loki Lodging: Storm Hotel This was going to be a long day. We wanted…

Iceland Day 6

DAY 6: MANEUVERING THE SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Highlights: Helgafell, Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Cave Tour, Snæfellsjökull, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, Icelandic Horses, Búðakirkja Meals: Hvammstangi Cottages, Laki Hafnarkaffi, Guesthouse Snjofell Restaurant Lodging: Fosshotel Hellnar After a relaxing night’s sleep and a breakfast of Skyr, we packed up and…

Iceland Day 5

DAY 5: EXPLORING NORTHERN ICELAND Highlights: Grjotagja, Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant, Boiling Mud Pots, Krafla Power Station, Viti Crater, Dettifoss, Selfoss, Góðafoss, Ljósavatn, Akureyri, Akureyrarkirkja Meals: Vogafjos Guesthouse, Kaffi Ilmur, Sjavarborg Restaurant Lodging: Hvammstangi Cottages After a restful night sleep, we packed up and…