Iceland Road Trip: Our 2-Week Itinerary

Iceland Road Trip: Our 2-Week Itinerary

It’s been four years since our last Iceland road trip and we have another one coming up in October. I figured it was about time that I stopped procrastinating and started writing a blog post about our past itinerary while plotting the next one. It’s not a perfect itinerary and we did have to backtrack a couple of times, but it’s completely doable if you go between May and August...

The Scottish Borders: Definitely Worth Exploring

Scottish Borders attractions

We spent the last four nights of our Scotland trip in autumn last year in the Scottish Borders. Staying in a rustic cottage near the town of Selkirk, we were not only close to the main attractions in the Scottish Borders, but also to England. We had spent most of our trip driving around the north coast of Scotland. The Scottish Borders were definitely a nice change of sceneries and...

How to Plan a Road Trip Around Iceland on a Budget

Iceland on a budget

So you’ve always wanted to go on a road trip around Iceland but you don’t want to blow your budget too much. Well, you’re in luck! Having done Iceland on a budget before, I have a few practical tips to share. Thought you might find them useful in your trip-planning. They’re all based on common sense, really, so I wouldn’t claim them to be mind-blowing. :-) Airfares, accommodations, car rental,...

Iceland in Late October: Another Road Trip Plan

Gullfoss

We spent two nights in Reykjavik, Iceland in late October last year on our way back from Scotland. All the time I was there, I was wishing I had been somewhere outside the city, surrounded by the out-of-this-world natural landscape that Iceland is famous for. Nothing against Reykjavik, mind you. It’s actually one of my favourite cities in the world, if not THE most favourite. I just like nature more....

Reykjavik: A Lovely Autumn Day in October

Reykjavik in October

We took advantage of Icelandair’s free Iceland stopover programme and had a lovely two-night stay in Reykjavik in October on our way back to Canada from our two-week road trip around Scotland. We arrived on the same day Hurricane Nicole arrived in Iceland! It made for an interesting flight with two aborted landings before we finally touched down safely on the tarmac of the Keflavik airport. After we got all...

Planning a Trip to Iceland in April

Iceland in April

We’re currently planning another trip to Iceland in April. Planning a trip to Iceland or anywhere is so much easier when you’ve been there before. I remember feeling quite overwhelmed when I was planning our first trip in 2013. So much to see, so little time! (Two weeks is barely enough time to see everything Iceland has to offer, unfortunately.) Though not being able to afford to rent a 4×4...

How to Circumnavigate Iceland Without Getting Too Lost

If you’ve been following some Icelandic news sources this week, you would’ve read the news about an American tourist who, while driving from the airport to his hotel in downtown Reykjavik on his first visit to Iceland, got so terribly lost and somehow ended up in a sleepy, northern Iceland town of Siglufjörður, at least 5 hour drive away from Reykjavik. In his defense, he was tired after a red-eye...

West Iceland’s Hvalfjörđur: Worth A Detour

Whale fjord

I‘ve been thinking about our little detour around West Iceland’s Hvalfjörđur (Whale fjord) a lot lately. I don’t know why. It could be that I’m just missing Iceland in general and the drive around Hvalfjörđur was the last item in our itinerary before we headed down to Reykjavik to spend the last two nights of our two week road trip around Iceland, so it was one of my last memories...

Iceland Road Conditions and Weather Information

So you have a road trip around Iceland coming up but you’re not quite sure what the road conditions and the weather will be like (the weather part will also determine whether you need to pack your winter coat or not). The following websites are your friends and they will show you just what you need to know. We found them very useful during our visit. Road Conditions For road...

The Game of Thrones Tour of North Iceland

We did the Game of Thrones tour by accident. We didn’t realise that the places we were visiting were some of the spots where they filmed the episodes Beyond the Wall in the Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Only found out about it once we were back from Iceland. There are a few tour companies that offer the Game of Thrones guided tour in North Iceland for a fee,...

8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in May

Iceland in May

Thinking of visiting Iceland in May but need a little more convincing? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We had such a great time driving around, exploring, and experiencing Iceland in May of 2013, I just have to try to convince everyone to follow our lead. In this post, I’m going to share the reasons why I think May (specifically late May) is the perfect time to visit Iceland....

Amazing Places to See in the Golden Circle, Iceland

Golden Circle Iceland

The Golden Circle, Iceland was our destination on our first full day in Iceland. After having our first Icelandic breakfast at the farm in Selfoss where we had stayed for the night, we received personal recommendations from our host on attractions around the area that are worthy of a visit. And then off to the Golden Circle we went! Like most of the days we spent in Iceland, it was...

Horses of Iceland

Icelandic horses

Like any self-respecting visitors of Iceland, I took a boatload of pictures of the adorable Icelandic horses while I was there. I read so much before our visit about how friendly these horses were and how they would come to you and practically ask for a pet, so I wasn’t prepared for the harsh reality: The number of horses I saw: Too many to count. The number of horses who...

Iceland Attractions: My Recommendations, Part 1

Iceland attractions

It had been three months since our trip to Iceland so I guess it’s about time that I write something about it, or at least about my favourite Iceland attractions. I had been putting off writing it down, partly because I didn’t think my words could do justice to the experience, and partly because I hated to admit that it was all over. I think my husband is tired of...

Planning an Epic Road Trip Through Scotland

We had to cancel our April trip to France and Iceland due to a cancer scare. After over a month of worrying like crazy, we found out it was just a benign tumor–thank goodness! But I figured, we should still go somewhere to celebrate the non-cancer diagnosis and the husband’s milestone birthday. So, as soon as I received the final diagnosis, I started planning another trip. Our destination shortlist included...