Because you can’t spend just one day exploring Iceland’s Vatnajökull National Park, we left Skaftafell to continue along the southern coast to our Eastern-most destination of Jökulsárlón, the Glacier Lagoon. Here, the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier feeds icebergs into the lagoon at its base. The lagoon then carries the icebergs to the shore, where the chunks of bright blue ice […]

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Our winter trip to Iceland proved to us that the whole country was comprised of mother nature trying to kill us. After a few days of boiling water trying to take us out, and the ocean trying to take us out, we found our way to the Skaftafell Glacier, which, ya know, tried to take […]

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Vik is a charming little town at the base of the Katla volcano. The volcano typically erupts every 70 or 80 years, but it’s been dormant since 1918, and likely to blow any day. But one unique thing about Katla is that it’s tucked away under the Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. As a result, the greatest risk from […]

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Alright, if you know ANYTHING about Iceland, you have probably heard of the Icelandic Horses. Icelandic Horses are like the hobbits of the Equidae: Extra fuzzy, stout, and round in pretty much every way possible. Simply put they are ADORABLE. We learned that they’re pretty much free to own in Iceland, too! Eating the poor-quality grass […]

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Laugavatn and the Golden Circle After the brisk adventures of Thingvellir the gang continued on to the small town of Laugavatn. We stayed in the completely charming Héraðsskólinn Hostel – A converted school house and one of our favourite spots from the whole trip! The hostel overlooked the Laugavatn lake and was a quick walk to the lovely Laugarvatn Fontana […]

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