Iceland Thrills

Iceland Thrills

Part of spending 12 days of touring Iceland with your 12-year-old means adding in some extra thrills geared for kids (big ones as well as little ones), and that can be anything from zodiac rides around icebergs to a 70-kilometer per hour snow machine sprint on a...
Iceland Contrasts: Boiling Mud and More Rainbows

Iceland Contrasts: Boiling Mud and More Rainbows

What is wild is the contrasting scenery we see in the course of a mid-day drive during Day Two of our visit to Myvatn and the area just beyond it. First, Grjotagja, a steaming underground grotto (once a “hot pot” where locals soaked until shifting streams...
The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon

And then, of course, we make that de rigueur stop at the Blue Lagoon, for a soak and facials!      Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new...
This Morning’s Run on the Edge of Vatnajokull

This Morning’s Run on the Edge of Vatnajokull

The Vatnajokull glacier is in the mountains behind me, beyond that, Bardarbunga is starting to erupt. But here, on on Iceland’s main road, Route 1, it’s quiet. Just me, with a few sheep as my running partners, and the vastness of the southern part of...
Whale Watching in Husavik

Whale Watching in Husavik

Not everyone in my family loves the sea. “Eat all of your corn flakes,” says my husband to our 12-year-old at breakfast before we head off to board our Zodiac, “so you’ll have something to throw up.” But, this trip, no worries. We have...