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Waterfalls in Iceland: Glymur

“It’s the second-highest.” “No, it’s the highest.” “No, it used to be the highest, then they found another one.” “I refuse to believe you! Prove it!” “There’s no signal.” “Ha! See, I was right!” So went the argument as we enjoyed a break from the most un-Icelandic heat of a summer’s day, sitting in front of Glymur, the second-highest waterfall in Iceland. (The highest is now Morsárjökull if you’re a waterfall nerd.) Regardless, Glymur is pretty awe-inspiring, even if it turns your legs […]

5 Unmissable places to visit in Ireland

This is an incredibly hard list to write. I mean incredibly. So I’m cheating a little and adding some together. Look it’s my list so I can ok? Some of these are pretty touristy but then again there’s a reason for so many people going there. The Islands A post shared by Discovery Gallery (@discovery.gallery) on Nov 16, 2017 at 7:18am PST This is totally cheating but the Blaskets, the Skelligs or the Aran Islands will all blow you away, […]

The Pearl of Reykjavík: Perlan

The Pearl of Reykjavík: Perlan

If you visit Reykjavík you’ll probably notice a large glass dome building perched up on top of a hill Öskjuhlíð. Well that’s Perlan, a former water reservoir and now cafe, natural sciences museum and viewpoint, and it’s well worth a stop. Built in 1988 and designed by Ingimundur Sveinsson, Perlan was originally just a hot water reservoir, designed to hold 1 million gallons of geothermal hot water and in 1991 the glass dome was added. Recently I stopped by to check out the new Glaciers and […]

4939 Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

Landmannalaugar, Iceland: hiking the Laugavegur Trail solo

The Laugavegur Trail is the most famous of Iceland’s hikes and considering I’ve not been to half the touristy must see places I thought I’d go based on so many recommendations. It’s named after Reykjavik’s busiest shopping street because.. well it’s pretty busy! Every time I had planned on going the forecast wasn’t great and though it was a bit mixed for the last week it I thought I’d just go for it despite reservations about it being so busy. […]

Faroe: revisiting some favourite places and discovering new ones

Faroe: revisiting some favourite places and discovering new ones

For my last two days in the Faroes there’s a few specific places I want to see outside of bus times or without buses. So I got a car from 62°N car hire and first headed around Vágar to redo a hike near Midvagur to see a waterfall over a cliff and also to go on to Gásadalur. Hiking on Vágar There’s a gorgeous night shot of Gásadalur on the Visit Faroe Islands Facebook page and I was hoping to get something […]

Faroes: adventures in the northern islands

Faroes: adventures in the northern islands

Some of the places I wanted to see like Saksun either aren’t on a bus route or the buses are infrequent so I hired a car for a couple of days from 62°N at the airport. My intention was to camp at Vestmanna but when I got there there was only a patch of grass the size of a table, it’s really geared more towards campers, so I headed back to Tórshavn instead. Norther Faroes The next day I drove […]

Faroe Isles: Around Tórshavn, Vágur and Mykines 

Faroe Isles: Around Tórshavn, Vágur and Mykines 

Around Tórshavn I spent the next few days walking around Tórshavn, exploring the old town with its pretty sod roofs, and heading on beyond to Kaldbak, where there is a nice 18th century church, and also a supposedly warm pool but I didn’t investigate that. It’s about 20km and I forgot the food I had intended to bring so by the time I got there I was ravenous and had no intentions of walking back. Unfortunately the city buses (which are […]

Hiking to Kirkjubøur and Ólavsøka

Hiking to Kirkjubøur and Ólavsøka

Despite what I said I got the it’s-not-raining-now-you-should-be-outside guilts so I headed over to Kirkjubøur, an easy 2 hour hike from Tórshavn. At the far end of the town you can see a path up the hill by a farm and the path is clear all the way as this used to be the main route before the road. The light was pretty crap as I passed along the route including a stone dais where since the 1800s assemblies have […]

Akureyri and Grímsey

Akureyri and Grímsey

Fog sneaked in overnight putting paid to my plans to photograph the falls at sunset when I couldn’t even see the other side of the campsite. About an hour before my bus was due I went over to my favourite spot and watched the water again in different light. No photo can do this stunning display of nature justice. Godafoss When I got to Akureyri Backpackers Hostel I had two goals. To wash myself and my clothes. I was going […]

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