Category Archives: International Travel

Sailing in the Lofoten Islands of Norway

In November, 2014 we did a sailing trip in the Lofoten Islands of Norway. The main goal of the trip was to see the Northern Lights, which we did see on 3 different occasions. It was a spectacular trip. We … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Exploring the Eastern Fjords

We slept in late on our first morning in Eskifjordur; the long drive the day before really wore us out. The apartment we rented was missing something very important: filters for the coffee machine. Rather than run around the village … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Glaciers, Fjords, and Eggs

We drove for a couple of hours along the South Coast of Iceland after our exciting snowcat tour of Mt. Hekla. It was getting late, and we were tired, but we had to make a stop at yet another waterfall: … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Snowcat on a Volcano

Today, we leave the verdant green cliffs of Heimay Island for the snow and windblown summit of Iceland’s tallest active volcano: Mount Hekla. The first step in the journey was getting back to Iceland proper. We awoke early, had breakfast, … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Westman Islands

Time to say goodbye to our little apartment in Laugarvatn and head out to our next destination: The Westman Islands of south Iceland. The weather started cold and rainy, but got better as the day progressed. We had some time … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Geysers and Waterfalls

Nice, leisurely day getting up late to help alleviate any residual jet lag. Today, we visited two of Iceland’s most popular attractions: Geysir and Gullfoss Falls. Both of these were just a few minutes drive time from our apartment hotel … Continue reading

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Icelandic Road Trip: Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure

Scuba diving and snorkeling are probably the last activities anyone would ever equate with the country of Iceland. But on Day Two of our journey, that’s what we decided to do. Thingvellir National Park, located in western Iceland, is an … Continue reading

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