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

Europe, Iceland, Waterfalls

Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 2: Silfra Snorkeling, Wintry Waterfalls, and Snowy Streets of Borgarnes

December 28th - Day 2... because I was still very new to this whole "darkness until midday" concept that is winter in Iceland, my alarm went off at a bright and cheery 6:30am.  I'm use to hotels in the U.S., which are bustling at such an hour, but it was dead quiet at Efstidalur.  I… Continue reading Finding Myself at 65°N – The Solo Icelandic Winter Adventure Day 2: Silfra Snorkeling, Wintry Waterfalls, and Snowy Streets of Borgarnes

Europe, Hiking, Iceland, Waterfalls

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 16: Hiking in Skaftafell, Fjaðrárgljúfur, and Vík

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

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, Hiking, Iceland, Waterfalls

Heidi and Kubo Do Iceland – Day 14: The Incredible Eastfjords

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