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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 […]

TRAVEL WITH IRA Iceland Tips from Locals

Iceland Tips from Locals – collaboration with Travel with Ira

So while things might have been quiet on the blogging front I have definitly been kept busy and I’m really excited to work with the lovely Ira from Travel with Ira on her Tips from Locals series with a post on Iceland! Check out the post here and take a look at Ira’s other articles on everywhere from Austria to Tunisia and her speciality, being a Bucharest girl, one of my favourite countries – Romania!

Kirkjufellfoss and Kirkjufell, Snæfellsness, Iceland - Saal Digital Canvas Print Review

Product Review: Photographic Canvas Prints from Saal Digital

A while ago I was contacted by Saal Digital, a UK-based photographic print company, to review their products and as I’m looking for a large format photographic canvas prints supplier I was really excited to see the results. Disclaimer: I was not paid by Saal Digital to review their products, however I was given a voucher to use against whatever type of print I wanted. They also wanted an honest review so that’s what you will read! Type of products available […]

5 pieces of essential photography equipment for travel photographers

5 pieces of essential photography equipment for travel photographers

I hate carrying too much stuff on a trip, which is why this list of essential photography equipment for travel photographers is comprehensive enough to make sure I get amazing photographs, but light enough for me to carry. 1 Spare batteries There is nothing worse than your camera dying just as you see the perfect shot. Often I’m away from power sources and I haven’t found a good solar powered option yet, to say nothing of the cold zapping battery power, so I […]

Diving between continents: Snorkeling in Silfra and Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Diving between continents: Snorkelling in Silfra and Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

One of the things on my Iceland bucket list is snorkelling in Silfra with, a fissure in the Þingvellir National Park and when some lovely tourists mentioned it the other week when I was trying to plan my day off, I thought why not! Snorkelling in Iceland – where to go So there are lots of places where snorkelling and diving is possible in Iceland either in the sea or fresh water, but there are some restrictions, For example there are two sites in […]

5 Hiking mistakes every newbie hiker makes

5 hiking mistakes that every newbie hiker makes

We’re all guilty of a few of these hiking mistakes and to be fair some are not the end of the world but here’s how to avoid a few hard learned lessons. 1 Bringing too much stuff We’re all guilty of overpacking and believe me when you have to carry all your stuff, for hours, up mountains, you will question the wisdom of packing even the lightest thing. On one of days during my Laugavegur trek I saw a jeep carrying […]

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands

5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands

One of Europe’s best kept secrets, the Faroe Islands are a quiet retreat right in the middle of the north Atlantic ocean. If you really need any excuses to visit the Faroe Islands here are five! 5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands Yes that is a waterfall flowing into the sea. Sørvágsvatn lake is an optical illusion that looks higher than the cliffs around it and is over the sea. Gásadalur is a village which, up […]

How to plan a trip to Iceland - 3 day Iceland stopover

How to plan a trip to Iceland – 3 day Iceland stopover

Are you planning a 3 day Iceland stopover? I’m doing a new series of guides on how to plan a trip to Iceland, so let’s get started! First of all this is a terrible idea. You need way more time than that. Like a few months. And then you end up moving here.. wait no, that me! But if the real world only allows you a couple of days here in this beautiful island let’s make the most of it. How to […]

Driving the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road

Driving the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road

A lot of people ask me about driving to the Blue Lagoon from the Golden Circle and if you have time skip Route 1 and head along the coast road of the Reykjanes Peninsula coast road (Route 427) for a lovely scenic drive. A couple of weeks ago I went the long way to Reykjavik and with some stormy weather it was really lovely. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Selfoss but you can spend much more time along here […]

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