Europe, Iceland

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 5: A Reykjavík New Year’s Eve

Day 5 - December 31st. The alarm went off, and I had a decision to make.  Would I go run six miles in the rain and wind, or would I have a day of exploring a city I only briefly touched on my first visit? My weather app made the decision for me.  Rain and… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 5: A Reykjavík New Year’s Eve

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 1: Reykjanes & Golden Circle

December 26th - The day was here.  Suitcases had been packed and repacked with care, in hopes that Iceland would soon be near... The 9:30am departure from Laramie was smooth sailing under sunny Wyoming skies (and then polluted Colorado skies) and a blanket of snow.  Apart from crushing a fairly new pair of sunglasses with… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 1: Reykjanes & Golden Circle

Europe, Iceland

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

Europe, Hot Springs, Iceland

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

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 13: Northeast Coast & Seydisfjörður

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

Europe, Hiking, Hot Springs, Iceland, Waterfalls

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)

Europe, Hot Springs, Iceland, Waterfalls

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