Detour at Kirkjubæjarklaustur

We had to pinch ourselves. For the third day in a row, we were blessed with sunny blue skies! If you didn’t venture outside, you would have thought it was summer just looking at the sky. And mind you, Vik is one of the wettest spots in Iceland so this was more than what we…

Vik and Reynisfjara Beach

After Skogafoss, we decided to head straight to Vik to get something to eat. Vik is the most southerly village in Iceland. If you are wondering what Vik in Icelandic means, I am sure you can guess if I told you Keflavik means “Driftwood Bay” and Rejkyavik means “Smoky Bay”. So Vik just stands for…

The Beautiful Waterfalls of Iceland

We were treated to a glorious sunrise on the morning of our drive from Selfoss to Vik. Once again, beautiful blue skies greeted us and we could not wait to get started. Bumping into Joe whilst we were checking out, he surprised us with an itinerary, complete with cartoon sketches. of his favourite stops. It…

Geysirs and Gulfoss

You know you are getting close to the Haukadalur geothermal area when from a distance you see the eruption of the Strokkur (“the churn”) geyser. In this famous geyser field in Iceland, this is the only reliable geyser. However, that was not always the case. For some time, there was the great Geysir which was…

Þingvellir and the Holy Grail

Blue skies and sunshine. Like night and day, Iceland transformed itself into the perfect morning on the first day of our drive. Packing everything into our cars, the first leg on our itinerary was the Golden Circle. I am not certain how the Golden Circle got its name. It is neither about gold or even…

The Northern Lights

All of a sudden the magic lantern’s wick burst into flame And lo, God’s flaring torches joined in a beautiful game. Far and wide they soared through space and waded the depths of blue, and the darting flashes of colour lit the path to Earth through No mortal tongue can truly make God’s glory clear…

Walkabout in Reykjavik

If you didn’t know this before, be forewarned. If something smells of rotten eggs whilst taking a shower, it is not the bathroom, soap or shampoo. And don’t try washing it off either as you can’t. Because believe it or not, it is the hot water!! Yes, the hot water smells of sulphur. And it…