Europe, Iceland

Guide to Iceland’s Hot Pots & Swimming Pools

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

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 18: Reykjavík

September 18, 2018Time to leave the wild.  Our last full day in Iceland marked us completing our very large circle around the entire country as we would head towards Iceland's biggest city (and the world's northernmost capital), Reykjavík.  We would be traveling on some familiar roads as wayyyyyy at the beginning of our trip we… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 18: Reykjavík

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 15: Chasing glaciers on the southeast coast

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

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 11: From trolls to midges (Tröllaskagi to Mývatn)

September 11, 2018 Well friends, day 11 reminded us that indeed our rain-free luck of the start of our clockwise journey around Iceland had indeed run dry (ha!) as rain and clouds greeted us in Hofsós when we peered out the windows of Carl.  Foregoing breakfast, we headed to the Hofsós town swimming pool, which… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 11: From trolls to midges (Tröllaskagi to Mývatn)

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 9: Soaking up the last of the Westfjords

Iceland Day 9 - September 9, 2018 Day 9 marked the near halfway point to our grand Icelandic adventure, and one of our first days to really "sleep in," which was a nice treat.  There wasn't a lot on our itinerary for our last full day in the Westfjords aside from a couple of cafes… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 9: Soaking up the last of the Westfjords

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 8: Dynjandi, Ísafjörður, and everything in between

Iceland Day 8 - September 8, 2018 Dynjandi, Dynjandi, Dynjandi day!!! I announced when the alarm awoke us in sleepy little Bíldudalur.  Proving that I was never sick of seeing waterfalls, enthusiasm was high for today's plans, which included a hot pot soak for breakfast, one giant waterfall, and some relaxing in the first "major… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 8: Dynjandi, Ísafjörður, and everything in between

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Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 7: To the edge of the world at Látrabjarg & the horsemeat tale

Iceland Day 7 - September 7, 2018 A gorgeous pink and red sky greeted us when the alarm went off, and we got ready to set out on our first full day in the Westfjords, eager to see what all these "scary" roads and remote sights had in store for us. However... had to start… Continue reading Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 7: To the edge of the world at Látrabjarg & the horsemeat tale