Many eons ago, huge, hulking trolls fiercely prowled Iceland’s volcanic landscape. Trolls were renowned for their legendary ferocity. But it was the king of the trolls, and his lover, who made history. One night, they walked together to the edge of the sea, and sat, enjoying the ocean air and staring deeply into each other’s eyes. Finally, […]
Have you ever stepped across a wind gust and actually had your foot blown out from under you? If not, head over to Dyrholaey, one of the most stunningly picturesque points we found on Iceland’s South Coast.
Located near Skogar in the south of Iceland, Sólheimajökull is perhaps one of the easiest glaciers to approach and experience. No surprise, then, that tons of tour companies offer glacier walks and experiences on and around the glacier. The scenery, alone, was nothing short of astounding, ESPECIALLY for a Florida girl and a Virginia boy!
As anyone who has researched locations and then traveled to those locations can tell you, there’s only so much the Google can prepare you for when heading abroad. And while every article out there tells you everything you should see and do, very few give you a heads up about what to avoid in your location of choice. So, since experience is such a fab teacher, here are 5 things our time in Iceland taught us to avoid for next time.
So, thanks to our Goecco tour, what do we know about the Snaefellsnes peninsula so far? Insanely windy, frigid, and breathtakingly beautiful. But, while the region looks like just a bunch of lava rock, mountains, and snow – there’s always more to a place than meets the eye. After we stopped at a few volcanoes to […]
If you’ve never ridden a small tour bus up the side of a volcanic crater, you’re missing out. It’s amazing to know that you’re traversing a chunk of land that – in geological terms – recently spewed scalding lava across the nearby landscape. And… it’s also slightly terrifying, in that tour buses aren’t exactly made to off-road uphill like this. HANG ON, y’all.