• Fjallsárlón or Jökulsárlón
    Iceland,  We12inspire

    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,…

  • the icelandic south coast in one day jökulsárlón
    Iceland,  We12inspire

    How to do the Icelandic South Coast in one day

    Let me start by saying that doing the Icelandic South Coast in one day is not what I’d recommend you to do, because there is plenty to see and do and one day is not nearly enough to see everything properly. However, I also realize that many visitors to Iceland are there for just a day or two, either on their way to North America or Europe. When visiting Iceland with a friend in June 2015, we had 3 x 24 hours to spend here and obviously wanted to see and do as much as we could. I had been to Iceland many times before, but for her this would…

  • Iceland,  plog,  Sunday social travel talk

    Beautiful Iceland in pictures

    “Why Iceland?” That was the question many people asked me when I told them I was going back to Iceland again, for the 5th time.   “Because I love it”   That was my answer. Just to keep it short and simple. I didn’t feel like explaining myself again. I know there are people counting countries and proud of each milepost they reach upon entering yet another country. For me, numbers don’t count, I prefer to go back to a place I love with all of my heart rather than a new place just for the sake of getting my passport stamped again. So when my friend Sandra and I agreed…

  • Alaska,  Canada,  Chile,  Iceland,  New Zealand

    The best places for seeing icebergs

    “An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.” (Source: Wikipedia)  The first time I saw an iceberg I was amazed. A big chunk of ice, floating in a lake, without melting just like that, despite the temperature being quite high. I could have looked at it forever, slowly melting and eventually dissolving in the water, like it had never been there. Somehow, ever since, I’ve always been amazed by icebergs. Where they come from, how they are formed and where they are going. Fortunately, you don’t have to A) travel to the north or south pole and/or B) have a lot of…