2404, 2014

Spelunking aka Caving in Iceland

By |April 24th, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

“You know in the US this caving thing is known as spelunking” said the chatty American girl with the dazzling white teeth and waterproof jacket to match.
Spelunking.

What?! As a Brit I’d never heard this term before. Exploring caves is known as caving. Functional and descriptive. Typical British efficiency. I decided spelunking sounded a lot more fun so let me tell you about the time I went spelunking in Iceland. […]

1704, 2014

Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon Iceland

By |April 17th, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Travel Tales|9 Comments

One of Iceland’s most famous attractions is the relaxing, steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon and I sure as heck wasn’t planning to miss an opportunity to get some pamper time during my trip!
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1504, 2014

Iceland’s Golden Circle

By |April 15th, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Travel Tales|1 Comment

One of the things I knew I just had to do whilst in Iceland was to tour the Golden Circle. 
Why I hear you ask? Well, because I’ve been dreaming of Iceland for years now and so many of the stunning images splattered around the internet, books and television are from the Golden Circle and boy does it look AMAZING.
It’s something that the majority of visitors do when coming to Iceland and it’s easy to see why. If you’re visiting Iceland than I cannot recommend the Golden Circle route more, whether you do it by yourself or as part of an organised tour that’s up to you. Just. Do. It.
The Golden Circle takes you to Gullfoss Waterfall (a must visit when in Iceland!), shows you the original Geysir, from where the name geysir actually originates, and offers an amazing overview of the jaw-dropping otherworldly landscape of this beautiful little country. […]

204, 2014

Quad Biking on the Hills Above Reykjavic, Iceland

By |April 2nd, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

I LOVE a little taste of adventure when I’m travelling and Iceland is certainly a destination where you can get adventurous with all those hills to climb, volcanic caves to explore (I’ll be sharing my caving experience soon!) and glaciers to walk on.
When my brother and I spied the opportunity to go quad biking (that’s ATV’s to all you American folks!) we jumped at the chance. We were picked up from our hotel in the centre of Reykjavic and taken to the Safari Quads centre where I got my first glimpse of how giant the bikes were. Wow! They’re bigger than some small city cars!

We got a very quick safety demonstration and were shown how to use the bikes before donning our super sexy boiler suits… […]

2703, 2014

What to Pack For A Trip To Iceland

By |March 27th, 2014|Destinations, Iceland, Packing, Travel Tales, Travel Tips|14 Comments

The northerly position of Iceland means that it is cool all year round and temperatures peak at 13 degrees celsius in summer and drop to an average of -3 in winter (although the lowest on record is -39.7 brrr!). That’s pretty chilly even for a Scottish girl like me!

The weather in Iceland is very changeable and it’s mostly influenced by the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic, the so-called “Iceland-lows”. You’ll find that you can experience four seasons in one day in Iceland so although you might look outside in the morning and see sunshine don’t be fooled, it’ll probably be raining by lunch! […]