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Road trip highlights in East Iceland

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice may seem like a small island, which can be explored in little more than a week, but even after a third visit, my appetite is still barely whetted. Taking a road trip with Discover the World, exploring the fjords of East Iceland, I was soon to realise there is still so much more …

Planning A Winter Road Trip in Iceland

Guest post by Alison Bailey It’s Iceland, it’s December,  it’s cold and snowing, having spent several days holed up in Reykjavik courtesy of a hurricane Iain and I are planning to escape, and circumnavigate the island. Originally intending to drive anticlockwise around Route N1, a circular road that makes a circuit of the island possible, but the weather wasn’t exactly favourable. Winter weather aside, …

Reykjavik, Iceland, My kind of Destination

Guest post by Alison Bailey Reykjavik was the June destination of the Flybe inaugural flight from Birmingham, providing my first taste of Iceland. Before leaving, I took the opportunity to walk around Reykjavík, to explore the city, and enjoy some of the cultural institutions. Safe to say I’m impressed. Reykjavík is unlike any other city I have visited, it is certainly …

Mad Dogs and Englishmen – A trekking in Iceland saga

“Mount Esja ……….. You are going to walk it?” asked the bus driver near Reykjavik, Iceland, after enquiring if he could tell me when the bus reached the base of the mountain. When I affirmed my intention to do just this, he replied “You’re mad!” The day had started out defining dreary, grey and drab with constant drizzle driven by …

Having a Whale of a time in Husavik, Iceland

Whale watching is either on almost everybody’s bucket list or they have already had the pleasure. The chance to see the largest animal that has ever lived shouldn’t be missed, visitors see blue whales off Iceland, especially Husavik every year. Any whale would be a lifetime ‘highlight’ regardless of which, species swam across the bow. Husavik is on the eastern …

Iceland – The Golden Circle; Tour of Tours

Excursion diversion One of Iceland’s most popular attractions is actually three; ‘The Golden Circle’ tour takes in several of the islands most scenic and well-known landmarks. Excursions are popular and several companies are available that offer this tour. Most people who only do one tour usually end up opting for this one. It requires an early start, setting out from …