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…

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 –…

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…