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Survival Guide how to speak Icelandic

Survival Guide on how to speak Icelandic (or at least try!)

On a clear day I can see Eyjafjallajökull when I go riding. You know the volcano. The one no one can pronounce. Actually one of the little joys of my day is making tourists say it. I’m mean like that. Much like anything it’s not so hard if you know how (ey-yeah-fytl-la-jook-utl or at least that’s my non-phonemic phonetic approximation). I’m am doing my best to learn Icelandic. With just a book, some apps and re-runs of Trapped or listening to […]

Road trip to the Icelandic Highlands

Road trip to the Icelandic Highlands

With the mountain roads finally open I’ve been dying to head off on a road trip to the Icelandic Highlands. Currently my tent is aboard a boat that is somewhere between the Faroe Islands and Iceland, so rather than sleeping in my car (not really to be advised) my tent-rich friend Ásta decided join me in a loop over the highlands and west Iceland the other week.               The weather wasn’t looking great (windy Iceland-style is a […]

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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