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Our last day in Iceland was bittersweet. We were tired and looking forward to going home (if only to see our cats), but still had set aside some time to see the major city: Reykjavik. We had read that you only really need a few hours to see the main attractions in the city. One […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 10 – Reykjavik and the Return Home

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From the very start of our Iceland adventure planning process, we decided it would be best to add a touch of relaxation to our vacation – something essential for us as we work hard all year with few breaks. Our trip to Iceland was actually are first time off from work since our trip to […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 9 – DC3 Plane Wreck and The Blue Lagoon

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After a long day filled with a lot to see, we got a late start to our 8th day in Iceland, and made our way down towards the small town of Vik. There is quite a lot to see in the area, including the black sand beach and basalt column beach known as Reynisfjara, and […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 8 – Vik and the Surrounding Landscape

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One of the most magical days of our Iceland vacation was this one. As we traveled the West, Westfjords, North, and East we saw many sights – but it was intoxicating to think about how the landscape would change even more as we began to travel South. Being able to see glaciers in person is […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 7 – Icelandic Horses, Glaciers, and Waterfalls

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One of the tough parts about doing the entire Ring Road is 10 days is the amount of driving required. It is a beautiful country to see and take in by car, but between the hiking and driving, it can be draining. The drive from Akureyri to Hofn takes 6+ hours. After visiting some of […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 6 – Dettifoss and a Long Drive to Hofn

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Using Hamrar Campsite in Akureyri as a base worked out quite well, as there are quite a few great locations to visit not too far away. We got our first taste of the spa treatment, and this sort of marked our first “easy” day of the trip. DIMMUBORGIR – LAVA FIELD We had seen some […]

Traveling Iceland – Day 5 – Dimmuborgir, Hverir, and Myvatyn Natural Baths

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