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    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…

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    5 Reasons why not to visit the Blue Lagoon

    When suggesting to visit Iceland to my friend Sandra, she said she would tag along under one condition: we had to visit the Blue Lagoon. Immediately my eyes started rolling and I thought: “why?” I’d been there before already and ever since had heard many stories about the increasing crowds. Her answer was “because whenever you see/hear something about Iceland, The Blue Lagoon is mentioned.” And so we went to Iceland and The Blue Lagoon…   This post about why not to visit The Blue Lagoon isn’t written with the purpose of keeping you away from it. However, I’m a little tired of reading just how great The Blue Lagoon is,…

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    What to pack for Iceland in winter: a packing list

    What to pack for Iceland in winter: a winter packing list If I’d get one euro for each time I’m being asked what the best Iceland winter clothes are, I’d be rich right now. Or at least I’d be able to book another trip to Iceland for it. So I figured that after my third journey to Iceland in winter I’d share my Iceland in winter packing list with you. In case you’re heading to Iceland in another season: stay tuned as I’ll publish a packing list for winter soon as well. If you want, please subscribe to my newsletter –> so you’ll receive an update once it’s live! For…

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    The ultimate guide to the best hot springs in Iceland

    The ultimate guide to the best hot springs in Iceland Iceland is hot. Hot as a travel destination and hot in the ground. As it’s located right on the ridge of two tectonic plates there is a lot of movement and geothermal activity. When going to Iceland, you can’t miss a visit to a hot spring. Or a hot pool. Or a hotpot, as the Icelanders call it. I’ve written a couple of posts about the best hot springs in Iceland and they are among the most popular posts on my entire blog. So I figured I’d combine them into one post, making this ultimate guide to the best hot…