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[…]

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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[…]

Backpacking in Iceland: Dodgy Geysir

I had seen the Pohutu and Prince of Wales Feathers Geysir’s in Rotorua in New Zealand’s North Island in July 2007. Both were fascinating, but you had to pay entry into a ‘museum’ at Te Peiua on the outskirts of the city, and then walk round a custom-built set which led to the geysirs. That Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Dodgy Geysir[…]

Backpacking in Iceland: Gullfoss, Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls…

The next part of the Golden Circle tour of Iceland took us to Gulfoss, an absolutely gorgeous waterfall in the heart of Iceland’s countryside. It is part of the Hvita River, in a canyon in South West Iceland. Upon walking towards Gulfoss, there is a strong wicked wind and a nice spray of ice cold Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Gullfoss, Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls…[…]

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