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, …

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 …

Postcards from Iceland; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Having read numerous posts and articles about the geothermal island I have yet to find a negative post. All visitors seem fond of it and almost every intrepid traveller has an ambition to spend some time on Iceland. The main island which is …

Postcard from Lake Mývatn and Icelandic horses

Icelandic horses on the shore of Lake Mývatn. Don’t call them ponies though, they don’t appreciate it, although I think it is the Icelanders that take issue more than the horses. They do not seem that concerned, obviously comfortable in their ‘equininity’. (yeah made it up!) Lake Mývatn is a fascinating place to visit in the north of the island, …