Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland

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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is at the westernmost edge of Iceland. It is home to quaint fishing towns, mountains, waterfalls, beaches, dramatic scenery, a national park (Snaefellsjokull) and a glacier and mountain that are reputed to be the most picturesque on the island and the setting for Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. [Read more …]

Iceland South Shore

Seljalandsfoss

So many visitors to Iceland only travel Iceland’s Golden Circle. But Iceland has so many additional places to explore. The south shore, for example. We drove the eastern part of the south shore from Landayjahofn to Vik and the western part from Porlakshofn to Grindavik. Landayjahofn to Vik Driving the eastern part of the south [Read more …]

Iceland Golden Circle

Pingvelie National Park rift

The Iceland Golden Circle is a circular route of 26 designated stops is the most popular introductions to Iceland’s amazing inland landscape, natural features and historic sites. Some of the natural highlights that we stopped at include: Pingvellir National Park Pingvellir is the heart of the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic [Read more …]

Iceland: All Roads lead to Reykjavik

Reykjavik the settlement exhibition - relief map of Iceland

It has been decades since our first and only trip to Iceland. We decided to return this past September to: Re-explore Reykjavik and the Golden Triangle and discover a few other areas around the Island’s south and west coasts that we have not previously visited; and Capture our first ever views of the aurora borealis [Read more …]