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…[…]

Backpacking in Iceland: Touring Pingvellir

Pingvellir/Phingvellir/Thingvellir (Google that one people) is a beautiful little place in the South of Iceland. There are no houses there and no people! But it has some relevance. The Icelandic government was formed here in 1845 by a Danish King. Next to it lies a little river where people were hanged back in the days. Read more about Backpacking in Iceland: Touring Pingvellir[…]

Backpacking in Reykjavik, Iceland: The World’s Most Northernly Capital City

So Iceland? So Reykjavik! I always wanted to go and so should you. It is the world’s most northerly capital city. The country is massive, but the population is low. The people are lovely and the scenery is amazing. I was lucky enough to end my entire World Tour in Iceland! What a way to Read more about Backpacking in Reykjavik, Iceland: The World’s Most Northernly Capital City[…]