Backpacking in Iceland: Top 5 Sights Outside Reykjavik

“My Mum has gone to Iceland” – Bennett. I think the indie pop band actually meant the shop called Iceland, but of course I’m here to write about travel, yet when I was backpacking through Iceland, I couldn’t help but hum that tune. A song which was released way back in 1997 would you believe! Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Top 5 Sights Outside Reykjavik[…]

Backpacking in Iceland: Top 5 Sights in Reykjavik

Iceland isn’t so much a “backpacker’s gem” as it is a traveller’s gem. For a start, it doesn’t border any other countries, so there’s no chance of backpacking there overland. Most people fly in and out, though some get a boat up there. I visited in 2007 as part of a football trip and spent Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Top 5 Sights in Reykjavik[…]

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Backpacking in Iceland: My Top 5 Memories

My recent trip to the fabulous Faroe Islands reminded me of a similar trip, eight years ago (to the exact month) when I visited Iceland. Although I wrote a fair bit about Iceland at the time, I never dwelled on it, nor did I ever compile a top sights type of post. These are my top Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: My Top 5 Memories[…]

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The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Another of those “you had to be there” travel stories and this time it comes from Iceland. That magnificent island country that most backpackers in Europe forget about as they’re too busy inter-railing round the mainland. We had booked onto a Golden Circle tour. I was with about 6 or 7 travel buddies and after Read more about The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland[…]

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The Day I…Missed My Flight In Iceland

Iceland is a traveller’s paradise and my 5 days there in 2007 were amazing. Geysirs, lagoons, waterfalls and craters, this is a country for the lover of landscape and countryside rather than your urban city buzz. However my 5 day stay turned into a 6 day stay on a morning where I stupidly and regrettably Read more about The Day I…Missed My Flight In Iceland[…]

Top 3 Waterfalls I’ve Seen

I’ve seen dozens of waterfalls and as I mentioned once before “you rarely get a sh*t waterfall” (there was one on the Great Ocean Road in Australia actually, as it was literally just a drip of water falling…). But I’ve narrowed it down to a top three here as these three stand alone as easily Read more about Top 3 Waterfalls I’ve Seen[…]

Backpacking in Iceland: Stranger in Keflavik…

The main airport in Iceland is at Keflavik. Thats where I arrived into Iceland the day before Northern Ireland’s European Qualifier with Iceland in September 2007. I had stayed two nights in the Aurora Guesthouse in central Reykjavik, near the large church. Then by chance I met up with a young lady called Una whom Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Stranger in Keflavik…[…]