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Sibeal Turraoin Travel Blog 5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Iceland

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Iceland

Do you really need a reason to visit Iceland? You do – ok, here are five! 5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Iceland Wonderful Waterfalls There are waterfalls everywhere. Literally everywhere. Some like Gullfoss are really famous, some like Bruarfoss are a bit harder to find – and totally worth it. Vast Volcanos Iceland was formed by volcanos and they are everywhere. Some are extinct – like this one Kerið, some are dormant and some like Eyjafjallajökull […]

The Lava Tube Inside an Icelandic lava tunnel

The Lava Tube: Inside an Icelandic lava tunnel

Can you imagine walking through a cave, covered in crystals, the walls dripping like with blood that was formed by molten hot lava created more than a thousand years before the pyramids were built? Well honestly I couldn’t either which is why the other week I visited the Lava Tunnel to find out! The Lava Tunnel is a lava tube that was created around 5200 years ago during the Leitahraun eruption, which occurred east of the Bláfjöll mountains, just a short drive from […]

The Icelandic Horse & Horse-riding in Iceland, Núpshestar. © Núpshestar

Horse-riding in Iceland

The Icelandic horse is one of Iceland’s biggest (but not literally – they’re quite small) and cutest attractions and horse-riding in Iceland in Iceland is big business, there are stables just about everywhere offering tourist treks. I am really looking forward to a horseback archery course at the end of the summer and I’ve only ridden once in the last year so I needed to get back into the saddle (excuse the pun). If you’re interested in horse-riding, or just want to try […]

5 Pro tips for taking amazing travel pictures

5 Pro tips for taking amazing travel pictures

When I studied design in college my favourite subject was photography, from that coupled with a love of travel I’ve ended up here as a travel photographer. Just about everyone I’ve ever met likes taking pictures on their trips and we could all learn a few new things so why not keep in mind these pro tips to take better travel pictures! Get a tripod Or a rock or your backpack or the ground or just something to keep your camera […]

Music in Iceland: The Punk Museum - Pönksafn Reykjavík

Music in Iceland: The Punk Museum Reykjavík

Iceland has it’s share of quirky museums but one of my favourites is the tiny but jam-packed Pönksafn Íslands or Icelandic Punk Museum in downtown Reykjavík, perfectly located in a disused public toilet at the bottom of Laugavegur. The museum was founded by Gunni and he along with a few guys put it all together with their collection of memorabilia from the late 70’s through to the 80’s, and was opened by Johnny Rotten no less, as I was told by Svarti Alfur (“Black Elf”) […]

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Greenland

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Greenland

Someone told me recently that they never heard of Greenland as a travel destination. Well, if you ever get the chance to visit Greenland, jump at it. And if you need any more encouragement, take a look at these… 5 Pictures that will make you want to visit Greenland The people Like in many northern countries, Greenlanders are quiet to begin with, but are amongst the friendliest and kindest I’ve ever met.   The landscapes Though the interior is a vast […]

Iceland on a budget - how to save money on your Iceland trip

Iceland on a budget: how to save money on your Iceland trip

With Wow Air Iceland is cheap and easy to get to from both sides of the Atlantic. However Iceland is insanely expensive. It’s expensive for travellers because the krona is so strong and it’s expensive for locals because everything costs so much. And that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. It is hard to go to Iceland on a budget – that said there are a few ways to save a few krona so here are a few tips on how […]

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Sibeal Turraoin, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Moving to Iceland: 6 months on

I’ve been quiet on the blogging front of late but I haven’t been idle. There’s been a lot to do on the back end of the site and I’ve been getting a Viking shield-maiden to help me out with that in the form of the fabulous Stella Légrádi. Also bills have to be paid and Iceland not being the cheapest country to live in that means getting the hours in on the day job. But six months since moving to […]

Reykjadalur Steam Valley Hike, Hveragerði, Iceland

Reykjadalur and the Hot River at Hveragerði

A place not far from me and one I’ve always meant to go to is Hveragerði which has both natural hot springs at Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) and also one of Iceland’s more famous swimming pools: Laugaskarð. Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) Hike So on Easter Sunday a few friends of mine and I headed off, or as they said I dragged them off, for some walking, lazing in a hot river and catching some Pokemon on the way. That wasn’t me but apparently the […]

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