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Bill and Shirl’s excellent Iceland adventure

Bill and Shirl are great holiday adventurers and it was such a pleasure to work together with them to plan two Iceland trips. This West to East circular trip is based on their summer road trip.

A cautionary tale: fermented shark

Hákarl, or fermented Greenland shark, is for sure one of the most ‘Marmite’ moments you’ll ever have.

Slow down around Snaefellsness

Without doubt one of the jewels of Iceland’s crown, the volcano Snaefellsness, and the glacier Snaefellsjökull that tops it, has a truly magical quality even for the most down-to-earth visitor to this part Iceland. Before even venturing along the west coast of Iceland, the beautiful peak of this glacier can often be seen as you travel between Reykjavik and the […]

Iceland lava eruption
How to make a volcano cake

Here’s an idea for home cooking with some Geography! It’s an experimental recipe rather like the real thing, can you predict where the lava will start to flow when the eruption begins? The steps for making the cake are based on a recipe I found in Iceland some years ago, and there’s masses of scope to make create something really spectacular!

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