Roadtrip – One week in Iceland!

I drove around magical Iceland in one week and it was an incredible 2000+ kilometers. I only wish it was longer but I’ll certainly be back. Here are the links to the full trip:

Happy Travels!

Have you road tripped around Iceland? Tell us about it below 🙂

 

 

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One last day in Iceland – Reykjavík – Iceland Road Trip Day 8

Final day in Iceland and a day to explore Reykjavík. We started our day visiting the famous Hallgrímskirja. It was of course distinctive from the outside but I found the inside quite beautiful as well. It had the same graceful simplicity we had seen throughout much of the architecture and interior design of Iceland. There was also a beautiful organ at the back wall. Wish we could have been there for a concert – it would have been so interesting to hear the acoustics.

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Puffins, Jökulsárlón, Langoustine, and Svínafellsjökull – Iceland Road Trip Day 6

What a day! We headed out of Seyðisfjorður with plans to go to Höfn but decided to take a right at the intersection to Egilsstaðir to head to Borgarfjörður instead. Since we didn’t make it to Skalanes to see the puffins, we thought we’d try our luck in Borgarfjörður. So another windy, snow-squalled trip filled later, we arrived.
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Young family? Girls trip? Outdoor enthusiast? – Iceland has something for everyone

Photo by Eileen

I returned from Iceland a couple of months ago and am looking forward to sharing more of my adventures there with you! In the meantime, here’s what Jenn, Eileen, Sangeeta, and Steph had to say. I had initially posted this on a page but it’s much easier to share with you as a blog post 🙂

Recently, I invited world travelers Jenn, Eileen, Sangeeta, and Steph to share their individual experiences traveling in Iceland. They all had different traveling styles – traveling with a young family, all girls trip, great Icelandic camping adventure; their one unifying factor – they are awesome people. They are also all respectful travelers who really know how to make the most of an overseas adventure. Continue reading

4 out of 4 travelers agree: wear layers in Iceland!

It’s finally here! Last week you met our intrepid travelers Jenn, Eileen, Steph, and Sangeeta. Now check out what they have to say about Iceland including how to get around, where to stay, and what not to miss. 

Let the beauty of Iceland take you away! (Psst, if you haven’t already clicked on “Iceland,”click here or click Steph’s lovely photograph below.)

Photo by Stephanie

Photo by Stephanie

Iceland – One more sneak peek: Can you name this food?

If you haven’t already heard, February marks TheTravelingUrbanite’s 6 month anniversary! To celebrate, I’ve enlisted 4 awesome world travelers to tell us about their adventures in Iceland. The piece will be posted tomorrow! (Update: Read the whole interview here)

Last week, I introduced you to our travelers Jenn, Eileen, Steph, and Sangeeta. They shared some gorgeous (as well as amusing) photos of Iceland. Here’s one more sneak peek before tomorrow! Continue reading

Adventures in Iceland – Meet Sangeeta!

February marks TheTravelingUrbanite’s 6 month anniversary! To celebrate, I’ve enlisted 4 awesome world travelers to tell us about their adventures in Iceland. The piece will be posted on February 18th. (Update: Read the whole interview here)

So you’ve met Jenn, Eileen, and Steph; today I introduce our outdoors-woman extraordinaire – Sangeeta!

Sangeeta is a down to earth outdoor enthusiast. Her travel requirements Sangeetawere: some culture, lots of outdoor adventuring, easy to travel around, and limited planning required (she too was preparing for an exam). She left for her Icelandic camping adventuring in the company of her fiancé Spencer and good friends Emily and Travis.

Come back February 18th to read about Sangeeta’s adventures in the Rattle Clank and find out the best way to warm up if you’re camping in Iceland!

 

Adventures in Iceland – Meet Eileen and Steph!

February marks TheTravelingUrbanite’s 6 month anniversary! To celebrate, I’ve enlisted 4 awesome world travelers to tell us about their adventures in Iceland. The piece will be posted on February 18th. (Update: Read the whole interview here)

Yesterday we met Jenn, today I introduce Eileen and Steph! Remember my post about the Icelandair vomit bag? Well I would have never come across such an informative air-sickness bag if these two ladies had not flown to Iceland. Introducing Eileen and Steph! Continue reading

Adventures in Iceland – Meet Jenn!

February marks TheTravelingUrbanite’s 6 month anniversary! To celebrate, I’ve enlisted 4 awesome world travelers to tell us about their adventures in Iceland. The piece will be posted on February 18th but until then, I wanted to introduce our travelers to you. So here goes – first, let’s meet Jenn! (Update: Read the whole interview here)

Jenn is energetic and family portraitfunny and recently traveled to Iceland with her husband, Paul, and their lovely 2-year-old daughter, Lilah. They wanted to go somewhere within a 5 hour flight range (it’s not always easy traveling with a toddler!) and ultimately chose the cooler shores of Iceland over Vancouver.

Come back later this month (February 18th!) to check out Jenn, Paul, and Lilah’s trip to Iceland – including eating at a restaurant that was closed! Find out whether Iceland is a good place to bring a toddler (spoiler:it is!)

 

I was mailed an airsickness bag and I love it! – Postcard Monday

I was away for a month and came home to the most wonderful mail. While traveling in Iceland, a friend mailed me an airsickness bag – or more commonly known as a barf or vomit bag. I’ll go with ”emesis containment pouch.” In lieu of a postcard, I received a lovely message written on one of Icelandair’s cute little vomit bags. Iceland has been working hard at promoting its tourism industry and these little bags certainly weren’t overlooked! Good work Icelandair. See for yourself!
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