Reasons For Loving Reykjavik

1.  Location, Location, Location Maybe I am a bit of a nerd, but the fact this is the world’s most northerly capital city and is right on the edge of the Arctic Circle impresses me.  If that doesn’t rock your boat, when you see Reykjavik – set beneath snow capped mountains with the waters of…

Keflavik

On day 2 with our hire car, we decided to leave Reyjkavik and find out what Keflavik was like.  We also planned a little tour around the Rekyjanes Peninsula.  Keflavik is only about 45 minutes easy drive from Reykjavik.  We had already done this journey in reverse a few days ago – the international airport…

The Food in Iceland

I was expecting a bit of a trying time dining out with our picky 9 year old.  He did not surprise or disappoint when it came to that!  What I was surprised by though, was the sheer choice of top quality restaurants available in Reykjavik.  Who would have believed, on this remote island on the…

Why Is Iceland Great For Families?

*It’s Not That Far Away It feels like you are in another world – the lunar landscape and unique geological features are like nowhere else, but it does not take too long to get there – great if you have a fidgety 9 year old who frequently asks “How long left?”  Our flight from the…

Golden Circle Part Three – Gullfoss

Gullfoss is the last stop on the Golden Circle – I think it is definitely a case of saving the best till last.  Just fifteen minutes drive away from Geysir is the most amazing waterfall that is Gullfoss. As soon as we parked up, a huge black cloud settled overhead and it poured with rain.…

Golden Circle Part Two – Geysir

After Thingvellir, next stop was Geysir – part two of the Golden Circle and just 45 minutes drive away.  We chose to ignore the sat-nav when it attempted to direct us onto a road that was, in our opinion, distinctly “unroad like!”  A gravel track, barely wide enough for our little car and seriously steep…

Golden Circle Part One – Thingvellir

We got up bright and early (no problem with constant daylight) and collected our little hire car from the city centre.  A tiny bit of anxiety was lingering, we had read lots about how driving in Iceland can be nerve wracking with tricky roads and difficult conditions.  We plugged in our destination – Thingvellir –…