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Ammonia is not for eating

ICELAND | Tue, 19 Jul 2016 | By ritawanderlust | Views [321]

“Oh god, I think I’m going to throw up!” He says while gripping onto my bicep. Iceland has a weekly flea market at a crowded, old warehouse where vendors sell everything from freeze dried fish to t-shirts. Although, I decided to ... Read more >

Tags: food, iceland

A few days in Reykjavik

ICELAND | Wed, 10 Feb 2016 | By tiltingwindmills | Views [439]

Day 1: Like most flights ours arrived early in the morning into Keflavik airport, where we boarded the Flybus to downtown. The ride took only 45min to central Reykjavik, but another 45mins to drop us off at our apartment. Since we were a group of three ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, reykjavik, sightseeing, tours

Living like the Icelandic

ICELAND | Thu, 22 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [380]

I arrived in Akeyuri after a 6 hour bus trip from Reykjavik. On the journey I met a girl from Belgium who was also heading to a working holiday in North Iceland. The bus driver spoke little English and we were both struggling to work out what he was ... Read more >

Tags: iceland

The city that stole my heart

ICELAND | Fri, 16 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [548]

Reykjavik is the capital and largest city of Iceland. I spent five nights in Reykjavik and fell in love. The city was buzzing with vibrant night life with cafe book shops, bars and restaurants. There is amazing street art and colourful houses everywhere ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, reykjavik

Journey to Everest

ICELAND | Thu, 15 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [495]

For the last couple of days that I have been staying near Akeyuri I have been determined to go and find a mountain to conquer. Today was the day and Mt Sulur was the mountain. Mt Sulur is the town mountain of Akeyuri. The peak has two summits- the lower ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, mountain

Swimming between Two Continents

ICELAND | Mon, 12 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [422]

For as long as I have wanted to visit Iceland I have wanted to snorkel between the tectonic plates. I finally did it and it was AMAZING. Snorkelling Silfra is one of the most popular places to dive/snorkel in the world. It includes snorkelling between ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, snorkelling

Chasing Waterfalls

ICELAND | Sat, 10 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [420]

A day filled with waterfalls, glacier hiking, the northern lights, Icelandic dinners and black sand beaches. I booked a 12 hour day tour called 'Sensational Winter' through the Extreme Iceland tour company. I was picked up in a mini bus by a man ... Read more >

Tags: iceland, waterfall

Horse riding but not like you know it

ICELAND | Thu, 8 Oct 2015 | By welcometomyworld | Views [398]

Ever since watching the film The Secret life of Walter Mitty I fell in love with the idea of visiting and exploring Iceland. And now here I am sitting in my hostel bar with my Icelandic beer, surrounded by the kindest Icelandic people and feeling so ... Read more >

Tags: horses, iceland

Iceland

ICELAND | Thu, 10 Sep 2015 | By brandonborn | Views [491]

September 9th... Icelandic travel   Well flying into Iceland was beautiful, the moon was reflecting off the endless ocean and bits of northern lights could be seen from the plane, but arriving was a little less majestic. Coming off the plane ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, camping, cold, explore, iceland, travel

Iceland: Let's party til it gets dark!

ICELAND | Sun, 21 Jun 2015 | By dohnster | Views [722] | Comments [2]

Welcome back! I'm sipping a Pilsner in a famous establishment in Prague right now called Mlejnice about to indulge in a beer goulash with cranberries, followed up with a beef stew soaked in plum sauce. So exciting! It's also costing me about $11 USD, ... Read more >

Tags: daylight, geyser, glacier, hike, hot springs, iceland, snorkel, waterfall

Oh, Hello Sunshine

UNITED KINGDOM | Fri, 13 Mar 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [289]

It's February. The days are longer, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds and if you're lucky you can go out with just a coat, minus the gloves and beanie that January dictates.   Februrary has brought the end of Term 3 at school ... Read more >

Tags: beach head, east sussex, iceland, spring, uk, winter

Doing the Thermal Pool Shuffle

ICELAND | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 | By the_life_of_lady_laura | Views [308]

I think I may have had an idealistic view of what Iceland would be like. Sure I know it is called the land of 'ice and fire' for a reason, but I'd been diligently checking the weather forecasts for the week or so before we left and the forecast was miserable ... Read more >

Tags: geothermal, geyser, hot pots, iceland, northern lights, northern lights, reykjavik, snow

Photos: My Scholarship entry - Trekking the Laugavegurinn Trail

ICELAND | Thu, 6 Nov 2014 | By mkrauss | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Next to photography, trekking through remote landscapes is my passion, but I have always found it difficult to convey compelling stories through photographs. I love capturing and sharing the beauty of the world around me, but have lacked the guidance ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship, iceland, laugavegurinn

Blue Lagoon and Runtur

ICELAND | Sat, 23 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [321]

The Blue Lagoon was nice. So was the Runtur (pub crawl from midnight until 4 am). Not too many pictures from the whole day. I’m tired and it is time for me to get going to the airport. Off to London today! Edit: Bardarbunga just started to erupt, ... Read more >

Tags: airport, bardarbunga, blue lagoon, iceland, reykjavik, runtur, volcano

Golden Circle

ICELAND | Fri, 22 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [205]

  I went on the famous Golden Circle tour. It was great fun. About 40 km outside the city, our minibus had one of its rear tires blowout. Luckily, we were driving past a geothermal power station, or there would have been nowhere to pull off the ... Read more >

Tags: geyser, gullfoss, iceland, reykjavik, þingvellir

The City Center

ICELAND | Thu, 21 Aug 2014 | By schmodude | Views [210]

Wednesday morning was spent walking around town with my new friends Eric and Michael. Our first stop was the funky looking Hallgrímskirkja church we saw from the hostel balcony. An elevator goes up to the top of the bell tower and provides a complete ... Read more >

Tags: coffe, harpa, iceland, reykjavik

Dubstepping to Iceland

ICELAND | Wed, 4 Jun 2014 | By thelonelyserb | Views [246]

My arrival to Iceland started as any casual trip to a foreign land. While walking around the YVR airport, I could hear in the distance a soft beat. One the young generation call a dubstep. My curiosity and my gate number led me closer and closer to the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, drinks, food, fun, iceland, motion sickness, planes, scooters, travel

Photos: Iceland

ICELAND | Fri, 9 May 2014 | By helenonholiday | Photo Gallery

These are some photos from my trip to Reykjavik, Iceland in January 2014.
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Tags: explore, iceland, reykjavik, travel

Blue Lagoon: the Geothermal Tourist Trap

ICELAND | Fri, 18 Apr 2014 | By kurenai | Views [2486]

Blue Lagoon is justly famous in Iceland. It is also probably the most touristy place you will visit on your journey. Not to say it is a bad thing but just be ready for waves of people coming in on large tour buses going either to or from the airport.... Read more >

Tags: blue lagoon, geothermal, hot springs, iceland, keflavik airport, reykjavik

Jökulsárlón, the famous Glacial Lagoon

ICELAND | Thu, 17 Apr 2014 | By kurenai | Views [427]

Jökulsárlón is almost at the other end of Iceland when you travel from Reykjavík. Situated at the edge of the Vatnajökull National Park on the lower east side of Iceland, it is an amazing lagoon full of powder blue glacial ... Read more >

Tags: glacial lagoon, glacier, ice, iceland, jökulsárlón

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