On a recent one-day Iceland stopover, I rented a car and toured the Reykjanes Peninsula. One of two solo trips to Iceland in less than a month, I had created an itinerary of all the sights I wanted to see. The recently active Fagradalsfjall volcano, in the Geldingadalur Valley, was one of the main sights I wanted to see. What I didn’t expect was for it to become the highlight of my Reykjanes Peninsula tour and my favourite experience on my one-day Iceland stopover.
There are many reasons to travel to Iceland, an isolated island in the North Atlantic on the edge of the Arctic Circle. This small European country is renowned for being a land of fire & ice due to its active volcanoes & glaciers, but did you know Iceland is also an ideal destination for health & wellness in nature? That’s right, Iceland is a healthy haven that you should experience at least once in your lifetime, especially if health & well-being is a priority!
April 25th 2020, was supposed to be the start of my Iceland Adventure, on the way to the UK for my annual visit with my mum in Newquay, Cornwall. I was going to tour Iceland for a week visiting popular hot spots as well as hidden gems. However, due to COVID-19 and the travel restrictions needed to prevent the spread of the disease, my flights to Iceland and the UK were cancelled (which I expected). So, I decided to tour Iceland virtually instead (via Google Maps—which I do quite often anyway) and to share my virtual journey of Iceland with you. If Iceland is on your travel bucket list, come with me as I take you on a Virtual Iceland Adventure.
Iceland: Tips for before you leave for your trip The following are some of the travel tips I provide my Canadian clients who are visiting Iceland and touring the island by car. However, many of these tips can be applied when travelling to most countries and...
Kirkjufell, looks like a small volcano, but is actually a free-standing mountain in Snaefellsness National Park, Iceland. It resembles a church spire, which is how it got its Icelandic name.
Get away from it all in Látrabjarg, West Fjords, IcelandIf you love getting away from it all, hiking in Látrabjarg, West Fjords, Iceland, is ideal. Europe’s most westerly point, it is in one of the most remote areas of this volcanic island. The breeding ground of tons...