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4 Hikes in Southern Iceland

4 Hikes in Southern Iceland

Venturing out of Reykjavik and away from Iceland’s main Ring Road rewards you with glacier views, steamy rivers, bubbling mud pots, verdant canyons, volcanic sand dunes and an abundance of beautiful waterfalls. These four hikes are within a 4-hour drive from...
Beyond Skógafoss

Beyond Skógafoss

A misty breeze blew into our faces as we approached the base of Skógafoss. The thundering waterfall in Iceland pours a huge volume of water off a cliff as high as an 18 story building and can be seen from the main highway a kilometer away. Tourists traveling the Ring...
Iceland’s Diamond Beach

Iceland’s Diamond Beach

In Iceland there is a black sand beach that is littered with diamonds – or so it appears. It is near Jökulsárlón which was thirty-seven miles down the road from where my travel mate and I had just set up camp in Skaftafell National Park. At 6:00 pm, after securely...
Fjaðrárgljúfur

Fjaðrárgljúfur

“Hey we should take that turn,” I said as we flew past it at 60 mph. “It’s that ‘F’ canyon” I said incapable of pronouncing Fjaðrárgljúfur. The interminable length of Icelandic words was daunting enough without the additional challenge being their pronunciation having...