Category: Iceland

I am inside a Volcano!!!

Ahh today I am very excited because we are going inside a volcano. Iceland has the only volcano on earth where this is possible – the Thrihnukagigur (which means “Three peaks volcano”) last erupted 4000 years ago, so it’s safe right? First we have to walk…

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The Blue Lagoon

Time to pack – bikini, towel, shampoo, another change of clothes…! Our last stop is a geothermal spa – the so famous Blue Lagoon! The water is rich in silica and sulphur and so warm! It has reputation for helping with some skin diseases and there are several packages available…

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Laugavegur Hiking Trail – Day two

This day starts in a way I will never forget: eating oats!!!! Plain oats with hot water is disgusting! Back in Reykjavik, when we were shopping the groceries to bring to the trail, Verena had promised me that oats are the best you can eat because it is light, tasty…

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Laugavegur Hiking Trail – Day one

8h00 – it’s time to catch the 4 hours coach to Landmannalaugar. The further we are taken away from Reykjavik, the rougher the landscape is: it’s lava and more lava for kilometers. The view is indescribable and just the ride is amazing! Nearly at the end…

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Golden Circle

8am, time to join the Dutchies: Tijmen, Johan and Jeroen, who is driving.  Our first stop is Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage. It was here that after the settlement of Iceland, plans were made for a formal government structure, commenced about 870 AD.  The wind and rain…

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Reykjavik, Iceland

23h30, we landed in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital!  Verena travelled from Netherlands to London to meet me, so we got the same flight. We haven’t got much planned yet and we only know where we are going to sleep the first 2 nights, out of 10.  Still…

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