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Visiting Iceland

Upon setting foot in this storied land, you’ll find those igloo stereotypes replaced by afternoon swims in the Blue Lagoon and raucous evenings in Reykjavik’s nightclubs. Among the country’s natural wonders are the rushing waters of Gullfoss, the radiant Northern Lights, and the Golden Circle route. Upon setting foot in this storied land, you’ll find those igloo stereotypes replaced by afternoon swims in the Blue Lagoon and raucous evenings in Reykjavik’s nightclubs. Among the country’s natural wonders are the rushing waters of Gullfoss, the radiant Northern Lights, and the Golden Circle route.    Close

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Festival of the Sea

Written by Joy S on 22 Aug, 2013

There are many festivals year round going on in Reykjavik. We discovered during our visit that the Festival of the Sea was happening on our last full day in the city. We were excited about experiencing a festival and decided to go along…Read More


Horse Riding

Written by Joy S on 21 Aug, 2013

In all of my travel planning for this trip, one of the things regularly listed as a must-do experience was a horse riding trek on a pure bred Viking horse, exclusive to Iceland. I thought this sounded like a fun family thing to do,…Read More


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The Old Harbour

Written by Joy S on 18 Aug, 2013

The old harbour in Reykjavik is a great place to visit with so much to see - lots of different types of boats coming and going, plenty of places to explore and lots to keep children amused.Amazingly, the harbour here was only built between 1913…Read More


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Hafnarfjordur

Written by Joy S on 16 Aug, 2013

Hafnarfjordur is a little coastal town, renowned for having one of Iceland's largest colonies of elves, dwarves and hidden folk. We had read about the Icelandic fascination with elves and discussed it with our 9 year old before our trip. He was very…Read More


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Gunnuhver and Seltun Hot Springs

Written by Joy S on 15 Aug, 2013

Just a short distance away from the Geothermal Power Station on the Peninsula are the Gunnuhver hot springs. They are not particularly well sign-posted, but it is worth looking out for them and making the short detour to have a look. There is…Read More


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Lighthouses and Fissures

Written by Joy S on 13 Aug, 2013

About 10 minutes drive from Keflavik and you reach the top of the peninsula at Garour. It is well worth stopping at this little place - we were intrigued by the houses there, some of them were the smallest we had ever seen.Garour is…Read More


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Keflavik

Written by Joy S on 12 Aug, 2013

We drove to Keflavik from our base in Reykjavik, it is only about 45 minutes easy drive and is the location of the main airport (but also a US military installation).The area around Keflavik is very interesting and has some attractions that are well worth…Read More


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Driving the Golden Circle

Written by Joy S on 20 Jul, 2013

We booked a hire car in advance of our trip to Iceland and spent the first day driving around the famous Golden Circle. We had read various reports of how driving in Iceland can be a bit nerve wracking and that the roads are…Read More


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Great Lunch Spots

Written by Joy S on 19 Jul, 2013

A few times during our week in Iceland, when we were out and about in the countryside, we brought picnics and lunched al-fresco. However, we also found some great places for inexpensive and tasty lunches in the city.Svarta Kaffi was one of the first…Read More


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Reykjavik Walking Tour

Written by Joy S on 03 Jul, 2013

We found this walking tour advertised on line on the Goecco website. It sounded interesting and a good way to get your bearings when you first arrive in the city, so we decided to try it out on our first afternoon in Iceland.The tour…Read More


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