Lost Luggage Challenge; the Sun Voyager, viking ship sculpture in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Iceland0071-01

Surviving lost luggage in Reykjavik

When the invitation to participate in the MoneySupermarket.com “Lost Luggage Challenge” was initially received, my reaction was to feel both intrigued and excited. The concept is to travel to a destination of my choice, but to arrive only armed with wallet, passport and mobile phone. Arriving with so few possessions may seem slightly false, but it sounded such an exciting …

Destinations; Kirkjufell (Icelandic: Church mountain) is a 463m[1] high mountain on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-18

Slideguide Iceland; Land of Fire and Ice

Guide to Iceland Capital city: Reykjavik Other principle cities: Akuyeri, Húsavík, Keflavik, Selfoss Main airport/s: Keflavik is the international airport. Reykjavik airport provides domestic flights and flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Principle airline: Icelandair provides flights from several US and European cities. Budget airline Easyjet flies from several European cities. Both service the UK well. Air Iceland provides domestic flights within …

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, …

Postcard of Icelandic Horses; Symbols of Hardiness

Iceland sometimes appears the home of the hardy adventurer, the Viking spirit seems alive, and well in the Land of Fire, and Ice. Icelanders cope admirably with difficult conditions, short days, harsh winters, geothermal activity, including erupting volcanoes, and earthquakes shaping them into a resilient race, which truly seems to laugh in the face of hardship. They seem to epitomise the …

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 …

Walking and Trekking in Iceland guidebook review

Title: Walking and Trekking in Iceland                    Author: Paddy Dillon Publisher: Cicerone/Latitude Press Ltd                            Price: £17.95 (UK) Climbers. scramblers, ski-mountaineers and trekkers will be familiar with the popular Cicerone guidebook series. They have enabled many outdoor enthusiasts to safely enjoy their activities for many years. I can remember spotting challenging lines with the help of well thumbed guides in climbing meccas …