The next day at The Retreat at The Blue Lagoon, we started off with a relaxing swim, then breakfast and a determination to hike to the amazing viewpoint of the newly erupting Meradalir volcano. If you remember in this post here we had actually done this hike but ended up at a not-so-ideal viewpoint of … Continue Reading

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is so amazing. So much so that every time we visit Iceland we always make it a point to stay at the Blue Lagoon. It’s actually something of a tradition now because it’s what we did on the first trip and as we have such fond memories of it, it’s … Continue Reading

The next day in Vik, we didn’t really have any solid plans except for an ‘Icelandic beach day’ at Reynisfjara black sand beach which felt absolutely fantastic. On this trip already we’d seen the fire and ice side of Iceland fully from visiting an erupting volcano just a few days before and then visiting the … Continue Reading

Iceland is a totally beautiful country to explore! There are heaps of the best places to see all across the country; from these active volcanic sites, the best Icelandic hikes, to incredible towns and even an ice cave tour in Iceland that is deep within the glaciers. The natural beauty of Iceland is just spectacular. … Continue Reading

Our arrival in Iceland was dramatic to, say the least – in large part due to a volcano eruption in Iceland which had apparently been brewing for weeks but we had no idea about. As it was a pretty early morning flight from London (the kind that you have to start your day at like … Continue Reading

Plus, a cheeky snap I took of the Northern Lights last night! As you already know, we’re in Iceland. Hence, why you may not have been hearing much from us lately but I’ve been updating our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with some (just some) of the experiences we’ve had so far. Just in case you … Continue Reading

Iceland is a total dream country to visit, especially if you’re keen on the kind of trip that’s a little different from a beach or tropical holiday. That being said, it’s totally huge (much bigger than you might think)! So, I wanted to share our 1-week itinerary to visit Iceland that’ll help you along your … Continue Reading

One of the many joys of a trip to Iceland is learning to (or at least trying to) pronounce Icelandic names and perhaps, one of the more fun ones to try to pronounce is the Eyjafjallajökull volcano… …but more on that later. The first time I saw the Northern Lights was by no means unplanned. The … Continue Reading

Dyr-what now? I know – it’s quite a tongue twister, isn’t it? Dyrhólaey is a magnificent little spot with not much else around it but grand natural landscapes. It’s one of those places in Iceland that you never really hear people talk about and is sometimes considered as off the beaten track but is definitely … Continue Reading

At first thought, Iceland may not seem like an ideal place to go wandering off on a hike. The clue is in the name after all. But this is the thing with Iceland; the weather isn’t nearly as extreme as you’d think, especially so in the summertime. Hiking in Iceland is something you can do … Continue Reading

The next morning in Iceland I woke up bright and early eager to visit Geysir hot spring, Strokkur and Gullfoss waterfall in The Golden Circle of Iceland but I found myself also strangely kinda frustrated. Like how could we have gotten the hike to the volcano the day before so wrong? And then for some … Continue Reading

This is the 2nd part of this post if you missed part 1; catch it here. Okay, so where were we? Right, we were still at the Laugarvatn Fontana, where I’d made the decision to cool off by jumping into the freezing river. It’s a very shallow river by the way but that notwithstanding, it … Continue Reading

A trip to Iceland is amazing in itself but seeing the Northern Lights is truly the perfect cherry on that cake! But more on that later on in this post… Now, long before arriving in Iceland, I was already looking forward to visiting Hotel Laki. This was for several reasons (including the promise of seeing … Continue Reading

We arrived in Iceland to find that there was a storm warning (which we chose to ignore) but the next day, we woke up to find a couple of distressing emails. Activities we had booked for the weekend had all been cancelled due to the storm! Turns out, the storm was going to be one … Continue Reading