Travel in Iceland

Travel in Iceland

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September 24, 2014

66° North

My travels to the North of Iceland gave me the chance to fulfil a long-held desire to cross the Arctic Circle. I had little of idea of what to expect from my trip to Grimsey, other than to voyage to a rocky, though inhabited, island in the Arctic Ocean, and with the assurance that I’d be falling over the arctic […]
January 16, 2019

Akranes is on the map

Some years ago, I spent an afternoon and evening in Akranes with one of my Icelandic friends. It’s on a small peninsula on Iceland’s west coast in between Reykjavik and the much larger Snaefellsness peninsula. My memories are of a small town on the other side of a mountain with a pretty coastline but, in all honesty, a bit fishy! […]
July 8, 2014

Back in Iceland

July 2014 — Yesterday was a perfect Icelandic summer’s day, despite the inflight forecast as we touched down telling us that the weather was cloudy and a chilly 7 degrees. The weather in Iceland changes all the time and so, an hour later when we arrived in Reykjavik, we were able to enjoy a coffee on the sunny terrace overlooking […]
April 24, 2017

Back to East Iceland

Since I travelled around Iceland in the company of a small group of girlfriends and Oðin, our incredibly good-natured driver guide, I’ve revisited most areas to explore in much more detail, and I look forward to returning to the Eastfjords. Planning visits and meetings is exciting, and I’ll want to focus on what’s new and interesting amongst food and craft […]
October 8, 2018

How did we do?

October 2018 – Our group of 11 ladies completed their hiking challenge in Iceland in great style and with over £4500 raised for our two charities. It’s fair to say that we over-achieved on all counts. Without doubt, we had a great trip and have all been affected by the experience. For four days we didn’t really see anyone outside […]
February 16, 2013

Liquid Lights

I found this beautiful video of Iceland on Twitter. Created by Victor Gudini. This movie is the result of a bicycle expedition around Iceland. It took me 48 days to complete the whole circumference of the island and more than 30.000 pictures were taken. 
May 24, 2017

Listen to Julia from Iceland Traveller

Below is the recording Julia (our MD) did with Brooklands Radio, in which she describes how she became so interested in Iceland, its geography, its people, its food, etc. She loved it so much she set up the travel business to show off Iceland to everyone. Especially its food (listen for the bit about chocolate !!) Our Food Tours
April 7, 2014

New ways to see Iceland’s South Coast

April 2014 — I arrived home this morning and must share some of what I have been doing in Iceland over the last few days. Taking a domestic flight on a 19-seater plane from Reykjavík to Höfn reminded me of how beautiful a journey it is to drive westwards back to the capital along the south coast. All too often […]
January 12, 2016

Organising a Family Trip to Iceland

So you want to take the children to Iceland for a trip of a life time, or they have gone on a school trip and it was so good you now want to go and take more family members. Or you have seen the Justin Bieber video and want to swim, skate board and see great views. [youtube] Iceland […]
August 14, 2018

Over £1500 raised so far!

It’s less than a month to go until we leave for our hiking challenge in Iceland so last week we arranged to meet Jackie and her wonderful guide dog Skye to find out how her weekly recordings by Richmond Talking Newspapers keep her informed of local events. Jackie really appreciates staying up to date with the news reports from the […]
October 8, 2018

Ready steady go!

Departure day for Iceland on a different kind of Journey with Julia. Leaving Heathrow in glorious weather and with a window seat gave me time to have a good think about the challenge we were about to undertake… Looking down on a late summer’s Saturday afternoon over Scotland, the wind turbines far below look like tiny stick people waving up […]
January 13, 2020

Secrets of the Eastfjords

For a remote and beautiful self-drive experience Iceland's East Fjords have to be high on the list with each one telling a different story. Some are hardly populated, others have lazy bays full of colourful seaweed and in the early spring, wild reindeer are still to be seen grazing beside the road.
January 9, 2021

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 […]
August 10, 2016

Spotlight on Vopnafjörður: an otherworldly place

When Iceland Traveller attends a local event, we like to engage children and families in finding out about Iceland by asking them to guess the location of hidden treasure on a map. Our latest treasure trove was hidden in Vopnafjörður, a small town in North East Iceland that is often described as ‘otherworldly’. We wondered why. Vopnafjörður has a great […]
September 1, 2017

Stunning and awe inspiring

We have really appreciated these beautiful and contrasting photos sent to us by Alex, who travelled to Iceland with us last month. The icebergs on the lagoon at Jokulsarlon look like humbugs due to the layers of volcanic ash that have become trapped under subsequent snowfalls. As the icebergs tip over in the lagoon the stripes appear at every angle. […]
March 7, 2018

Summer surprises in Iceland

Remote and sparsely populated Iceland may be, but there are surprises waiting in every fjord. Giant outdoor granite eggs lined up along the coast represent the 34 species of birds in the area. A café and live music venue offering home-produced crisps made from the root vegetables growing alongside the track to the farm and own-label artisan beer. Just visible […]
August 13, 2015

Which is Better – Are You a Summer or Winter Iceland Traveller?

Iceland, like most places, has four seasons – sometimes all in the same day! Most Iceland travellers enjoy themselves whenever they go, and the answer to the question is very personal. In fact, if you are planning a special group holiday or anniversary trip or a honeymoon, you may not have much choice of when to travel, so being in […]
June 12, 2017

Why Julia gave up the day job

Julia Jones set up Iceland Traveller – a holiday company specialising in trips to Iceland after a career in teaching. Here, she reveals what being an entrepreneur has taught her. The company recently appeared in the Telegraph in an article on foodie travel, and will appear in July’s BBC Good Food magazine. ‘It’s OK to be creative and divergent; get used […]