• Vestmannaeyjar Westman Islands Westman Eilanden

    Vestmannaeyjar – a day on the Westman Islands in Iceland

    One of the most memorable things I ever did in Iceland was to visit Vestmannaeyjar also known as the Westman Islands. This archipelago is located 11 kilometers off the Icelandic south coast and is well worth a visit. I was lucky that it was, by Icelandic standards, a beautiful day and so I last minute decided to go for it and make the ferry crossing from the campsite at the Seljalandsfoss to the Westman Islands by boat. I traveled up and down for one day and that’s enough to see the small island of Heimaey. This is also the only inhabited island of Vestmannaeyjar. In this article I will tell…

  • Fjallsárlón or Jökulsárlón

    Fjallsárlón or Jökulsárlón: which glacier lagoon should you visit?

    Fjallsárlón or Jökulsárlón: which glacier lagoon should you visit? Have I ever mentioned before that I’m a true glacier addict? And that I can just sit and stare at a glacier forever? In case I haven’t mentioned it before, the word is out now. I’m probably one of the world’s biggest glacier geeks and I love it! Over the past decades I’ve seen a large amount of glaciers all over the world and found that Iceland has some easy accessible glaciers. Having been to Iceland no less than 10 times, I figured I’d seen it all, but during my most recent trip I finally went to see Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon,…

  • Lava Caves and Volcanoes tour

    Lava Caves & Volcanoes Tour with Basecamp Iceland

    Review: The Lava Caves & Volcanoes tour with Basecamp Iceland The Reykjanes Peninsula: everyone has been there but nobody really knows it well. Keflavík International Airport is located here and everyone who arrives in Iceland by plane will be introduced to the Reykjanes Peninsula upon arrival. Yet most tourists jump on board a bus as fast as they can to go to Reykjavík or the Blue Lagoon. Some rent a car and leave from here for their adventure.   I also used to be such a person, who has now been on the Reykjanes Peninsula more than 20 times, without really paying attention to it. When I was invited to…

  • DC-3 Plane wreck Iceland South Coast

    About the DC-3 plane wreck in Iceland

    All you want to know about the famous DC-3 plane wreck in Iceland You may have seen it on pictures a lot, but up until a few years ago I didn’t even know there was a dc-3 plane wreckage to be found on Iceland’s South Coast. However, more recently it came on a Dutch tv show and all of a sudden there were pictures of this plane all over. Somehow I kept on forgetting to visit it on previous trips, so when we went back to Iceland for the seventh time this summer, we finally remembered to go and see the plane wreck.   [Note: this article was first published…