Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Iceland 8-Day Winter Itinerary

In December 2019 I traveled to Iceland for the second time.  Though I've blogged each day separately, I've decided to compile more of the practical details (stops, restaurants, accommodations, tours, etc) into one post to share with anyone else who is planning a winter (specifically, New Year's Day-centered) trip to Iceland!  Blog posts were the… Continue reading Iceland 8-Day Winter Itinerary

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 7 Hanging Out On Sólheimajökull

Day 7 - January 2, 2020 Ever been somewhere so windy that if someone opens the front door to the guesthouse, your ears pop from the pressure difference? No? Well, that's too bad!  😉 Needless to say, the weather got a little crazy overnight, and the brown landscape was blanketed with new snow and hurricane… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 7 Hanging Out On Sólheimajökull

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 6 South Coast Adventuring

Day 6 - January 1, 2020 8am alarm wasn't as painful as I thought it would be after a 2am bedtime.  I had a big day planned that I was super excited for helped, though I did have some tinges of sadness that I didn't stay out and party in true NYE Icelandic style. Shower,… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Day 6 South Coast Adventuring

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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

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 4: Filling My Heart in the Lava Fields

Day 4 - December 30th I did it!  I slept in!  It only took me three mornings to figure out how to do it!  This was a day I quite didn't know what to do really.  I had looked into venturing to the western edge of Snæfellsnes, but then realized that would be a lot… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 4: Filling My Heart in the Lava Fields

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Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Backstory

My second trip to Iceland was not intended to be a solo affair.  But life has a funny way of working out when you have nonrefundable international airfare and two suddenly becomes one (and not in that sexy Spice Girls song sort of way). I've driven across the United States and back by myself, and… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure: Backstory

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Iceland in September – A round up of all the things you’re probably wondering, and a few you haven’t thought of

Probably one of the most asked questions in travel groups is "When should I go to Iceland?"  And like with most subjects, everyone has their opinion... so here's mine about September! September in Iceland is often referred to as a "shoulder season," meaning that the peak of tourists has waned, prices have dropped, but it's… Continue reading Iceland in September – A round up of all the things you’re probably wondering, and a few you haven’t thought of