Julia’s Journeys

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October 29, 2013

A Warm Welcome

I’m back in Iceland, and so happy to be here. The night we arrived I’d chosen to stay near to Keflavik airport in a hotel that I have been looking forward to trying out. Never make a judgement based on first impressions. This is a single storey building that has been set into the lava with a  geothermal power station […]
October 8, 2018

How did we do?

Our group of 11 ladies completed their hiking challenge in Iceland in great style and with over £4500 raised for our 2 charities. It’s fair to say that we over achieved on all counts, and it looks like there’s another one in the pipeline.  Without doubt, we had a great trip and have all been affected by the experience. For […]
March 28, 2013

Iceland Geology and Landscape Tour…#2!

You may already have seen my latest cartographic marvel on Facebook. I just hope it hasn’t upstaged the Icelandic Geology and Landscape tour (#2) that the map is designed to illustrate. The map is an interactive overview of the fully guided and escorted tour planned for the summer of 2014, which will take us to areas of Iceland that remained […]
February 9, 2015

Ingenious Icelanders

In a truck of troll size proportions we wound our way slowly and cautiously up onto the Langjökull glacier. From his highly mechanised cabin, our driver Addi gave us a running commentary on the changing pressures in each of the 8 enormous tyres together with information on many of the other technicalities associated with manoeuvring us safely to the entrance […]
September 24, 2014

Julia’s Journal, 66° North

My travels to the North of Iceland this summer finally gave me the chance to fulfill 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 […]
July 8, 2014

Julia’s Journal, Back in Iceland

Yesterday was a perfect Icelandic summer day – in spite of 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, as we arrived in Reykjavik we sat and had coffee on the sunny terrace overlooking the camping […]
June 2, 2013

Ladies’ Leisurely Winter Tour

Relax and enjoy Iceland this winter Reykjavik’s ‘pond’ partially frozen Leisurely Ladies! We are very excited about the Leisurely Ladies’ Tours.  Last Summer Ragnheiður and I spent a wonderful evening with Bryndis at her summer house overlooking the lake at Thingvellir. With no prospect of darkness and a beautiful warm evening, we had plenty of time to watch the complete stillness of the […]
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
January 28, 2013

Monday morning: Shopping in Reykjavik

It was light just after 10am this morning so soon after, I went out shopping in Reykjavik. I only needed to buy a few things to take back with me – some Icelandic food goodies to share with the group that are knitting with Ragga when she’s on tour in the UK at the end of February. Bonus is one of […]
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 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 at us.  I haven’t […]
January 13, 2017

Seeking even Greater #Experiences in #Iceland

We are packing our bags again for the start of our 2017 adventures to Iceland. In January, it’s the annual travel trade event organised by Iceland’s national airline, Iceland Air. At this Mid-Atlantic trade show, we have some 40-50 business appointments scheduled and will be meeting up with old friends to hear about their new ventures and experiences, and making […]
February 27, 2020

Welcome to the Faroe Islands

Our joy for journeying in the vicinity of Iceland has led us to some new treasures in the form of the Faroe Islands. Perhaps vaguely familiar if you ever listen to the shipping forecast, in which case don’t cast them off as an impossible travel destination. Think again! The Faroes have captivated us for their rugged beauty, remoteness, quirkiness and […]
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 […]