Lighthouses and Lava Fields

A short 10 minute drive from Keflavik and you are at Garour – the very tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula.  Garour is a tiny fishing village.  There are a few houses – some are so tiny – the smallest houses I have ever seen.  Our 9 year old was desperate to go and check out…

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…

Iceland Travel Stuff

Flying to Iceland takes a lot less time than you might expect – two and a half hours from the UK to be precise.   Amazing – you can be in what feels like a completely different world after a short plane hop.  I didn’t realise before this trip what an accessible and manageable destination…

Iceland – Why?

Why Iceland?  That was a question we were asked a lot by friends, some family and others who couldn’t understand why we chose to spend our half term break here.  It had featured on my travel list, but we only started to seriously consider Iceland when a low cost airline started offering the Keflavik route…

Arriving in Reykjavik

After a very early start, a packed airport and a slight delay taking off (thanks to a faulty door catch on the plane- eek!!), we set off for the two hour flight to Reykjavik.  Luckily that door stayed shut.  The flight was smooth, glorious blue skies and bright sunshine all the way.  Until, that is,…