In the Land of Fire & Ice, geothermal water is in abundance. While much of it is boiling, or at least way too hot for humans to enter, there's also a fair share of it that is perfect for a nice, relaxing soak, often with an otherworldly view to boot. Hot pots, as they're called… Continue reading Guide to Iceland’s Hot Pots & Swimming Pools
September 17, 2018 With all the rain the night before, I was scared to open my eyes in the morning in Vík, as I didn't want rain on our final day in the wilds of Iceland. Once I pried them open, I realized I didn't hear rain, and that there was blue sky! Today had… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 17: Reynisfjara, a taste of Fimmvörðuháls, and all the waterfalls!
September 16, 2018 Somehow I appeased the elves, and we awoke to drier weather after dealing with rain most of the previous day. Woohoo, we could finally see the scenery around us! We ate and packed up and headed out of Svínafell with Skaftafell in Vatnajökull National Park as our destination for the morning to… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík
Iceland Day 15 - September 15, 2018 And so begins our final big stretch along the popular south coast of Iceland! The south coast. It's busy, it's crowded, and it's where all the tourists want to go. For people like myself that prefer solitude and getting off the beaten path, sometimes the initial instinct is… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 15: Chasing glaciers on the southeast coast
Iceland Day 14 - September 14, 2018 1°C (about 34°F) weather and freshly fallen snow on the mountains greeted us in the morning in Seydisfjörður. Our coldest night in Iceland, and a good reminder that winter is rapidly on its way when you're at 65°N. After breakfast and piling on the clothes, we headed back up… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 14: The Incredible Eastfjords
Iceland Day 13 - September 13, 2018 The weather luck ran out. My good favors I put into the elves must've expired, and we awoke to rain that would stay constant nearly all day during our 260km of driving. Raufarhöfn was just as quiet and empty in the morning as it was the evening before,… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 13: Northeast Coast & Seydisfjörður
Iceland Day 12 - September 12, 2018 If the evening of Day 6 was dedicated to going "into the wild" in the very much wild Westfjords, than Day 12 can be summarized as going "to the end of the world" as we'd travel from the Mývatn area to the tippy top of Iceland in the… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 12: Into the Northeast aka The End of the World