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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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    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…

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    Free alternatives to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

    The best free alternatives to the Blue Lagoon on Iceland’s South Coast I’ve just returned from my 10th trip to Iceland and I was amazed by the increasing number of visitors. I have been coming to Iceland since 2007 on an (almost) yearly base and it’s gotten so much busier than before. However, I still love Iceland a lot and will always be back for a next time. Although nothing seems to be really ‘hidden’ on Iceland’s South Coast anymore, I thought to do a write-up of the best alternatives to the Blue Lagoon, many of them free. My post about why not to go there has become one of…

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    Travel tips for Iceland: how to avoid the crowds

    Travel tips for Iceland: how to avoid the crowds! Iceland is hot and happening at the moment! It seems like everyone wants to go to Iceland now that Icelandair offers the possibility of a free stopover on your way from Europe to North America or the other way around. WOW Air seems to be having really competitive rates too. Many years ago, when I traveled to Iceland for the first time, Iceland was known for being one of the most expensive places in the world. These days, if you play it wise, you can find ways to do Iceland on a budget. Budgeting is not my specialty though (read this…