The Recollection Diaries: Iceland

My recollection Strongest memory: The dramatic landscapes. The whole country felt like a movie set at times. From glaciers to volcanoes and waterfalls to thermal pools, there was something new and varied to see each day. We were fortunate that we had enough time to drive the famed Ring Road, which in itself provides some…

Five nights on the ring road

Waterfalls are to Iceland as what Old Towns and cathedrals are to the rest of a Europe. I can’t think of a better way to traverse Iceland than by car, a 4WD ideally. Andy and Pete took turns driving and it gave us oh-so-much freedom to see waterfalls and oh-so-much more. We had five nights…

The Golden Circle

Unsurprisingly, the secret is out. Iceland is amazing and travellers world-wide know it. The Golden Circle would have to include some of the most crowded areas of all – probably because it is very accessible from Reykjavik, meaning foreigners can easily dip their toes into what Iceland has to offer. Personally, I never found it…

A coupley days in Reykjavik

Iceland’s biggest city and the world’s most northern capital is pretty darn small. It feels like an overgrown village, which is actually kind of sprawling. It doesn’t quite stretch out to the airport though: Keflavik airport is located about 50km from Reykjavik. We arrived at 1am and caught a 1 hour bus into town… the…

Video: Iceland

We knew that Iceland would be a destination unlike any other we had experienced before. It promised to be a land of extremes: 20 hours of daylight each day, yet with midsummer temperatures that were fresh and cool. Glaciers spilling from the mountains to the sea, punctuated by active geothermal areas spewing steam and mud…

First impressions of Iceland

I am actually still getting over the fact that my time in Iceland is now over. Gone, done, next please. It actually breaks my heart a little thinking about it. Before I went, I was part expecting to feel like I was back in New Zealand (which would feel even more so being reunited with…