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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 […]

South Iceland Road Trip- Gljúfrabúi, Skaftafell and Háifoss

South Iceland Road Trip: Gljúfrabúi, Skaftafell and Háifoss

I’ve been crazy busy between an interesting little side project and the bill paying job; and between one thing and another including my ever dodgy non-starting car starter our trip to Skaftafell got put off for a few weeks but the forecast was good and I was full of high hopes when Ásta picked me up one Saturday for our South Iceland Road Trip. After stocking up in Bonus and Vínbúðin, because chasing all these waterfalls is hungry and thirsty work, we headed […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Tips on how to avoid the crowds in Iceland

3 Tips on how to avoid the crowds in Iceland

Tourist numbers in Iceland have been skyrocketing. Accommodation options are being stretched to the limit as well as bringing about a host of other problems. In 2016 tourists from the US will have outnumbered the local population or if you prefer pictures here are some lovely graphs. As a responsible tourist I have moved here to balance things out. With so many visitors it’s understandable if feeling of claustrophobia start setting in. Some smart asses might say well don’t go and add to the problem […]

The hidden gems of Iceland: 5 Alternatives to tourist traps in Iceland

The hidden gems of Iceland: 5 Alternatives to tourist traps in Iceland

I’m currently living in the middle of the Golden Circle, the most visited place in Iceland outside Reykjavik. That’s not to say that these places aren’t lovely. They are beautiful but sometimes it’s nice to escape the crowds and have the place to yourself. With that in mind here are some ideas of alternatives to tourist traps/the most visited spots in Iceland. These are just some hidden gems in Iceland that I’m particularly fond of and I hope to add to these so […]

travel photography books - arctic, greenland, alaska, canada, northwest passage, faroe islands, greenland, iceland

New travel photography books now available!

I’ve been a busy busy bee preparing some new travel photography books for you which are now available to buy through my online print store. As well as the Ísland (Iceland) and Føroyar (Faroe Islands) I’ve added the Northwest Passage, a record of Young Larry’s transit of the Arctic and the first by Irish women and Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) focusing just on the world’s largest island, its people, landscapes and culture. Take a look here, and as usual I’d love your feedback!

7913 Dawn at Jökulsárlón Lagoon and Glacier, Iceland

Iceland: Road trip to Jökulsárlón Lagoon

As I had two whole free days together this week and the weather was going to be good for at least one of them I decided to head off on a road trip to Jökulsárlón Lagoon in the south-east of Iceland. I had been very briefly months ago but I wanted to spend some time exploring the area properly and with the added bonus of snow to make everything extra pretty. Driving in Iceland When I saw the weather was going […]

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. […]

4384 Snæfellsjökull, Iceland

Iceland: Snæfellsjökull and Kirkjufell

After the north I spent a week on the Snæfellsjökull peninsula in Vesturland. This is a gorgeous and relatively quiet part of the country with lots of nice hikes and beautiful scenery.  Camping in Grundarfjörður For the first few days I camped at Grundarfjörður, it’s a nice but basic campsite. Showers at the local pool and one socket, so wasn’t using the phone much. I spent at least a day and a half at Kirkjufell and the most beautiful waterfalls next […]

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