Mýrdalsjökull
Jan08

Mýrdalsjökull

All of the cold weather Toronto is currently experiencing (hello polar vortex!) has reminded me of the last time I was well and truly frozen: the day I walked on a glacier in Iceland. Mýrdalsjökull (say that 10x fast!) was one of the stops that the South Shore Adventure tour made on a day-long journey around that part of the country. This photo is not in black and white: this is exactly how it looked that day! It was very rainy and it...

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Daily photo: Iceland
Jun23

Daily photo: Iceland

The stop at Skógar Folk Museum was an unexpected delight on my Icelandic South Shore Adventures tour that I took with Reykjavik Excursions last fall. In addition to the museum proper, which was filled with Icelandic farming and household items as well as priceless documents and manuscripts, on the grounds outside are traditional turf-roof and sheet-metal houses that you can go inside of and...

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South Shore Adventure
Apr23

South Shore Adventure

Being a solo traveller, tours like these are an invaluable way to get out and see an unfamiliar country. While I would much have preferred to rent a car and travel about with friends on my own, that wasn’t an option on this trip. In addition to this day-long tour, I also took the Golden Circle tour that everyone who passes through Iceland takes. These photos are my favourite from the South Shore Adventure trip that I took with Reykjavik Excursions on my third day.

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Streetart in Reykjavik
Oct20

Streetart in Reykjavik

When I thought about what Reykjavik would be like, I pictured quaint and colourful clapboard houses and stores. I definitely didn’t think that was covered in wall murals, friendly monsters and robots! The morning I left to come home, I wandered around downtown taking pictures, getting so lost in time that I almost missed my shuttlebus to the airport!  

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Þingvellir National Park
Oct19

Þingvellir National Park

The very first day I spent in Iceland, I went on Rekyavik Excursion’s Golden Circle day trip. Offered by several tour companies, this is the trip that every visitor to Iceland takes, and for good reason. After being picked up at your hotel, you are bused about to see waterfalls, geysir, and to this place, Þingvellir, the part of the land that is slowly, and literally, tearing the country in two. Þingvellir National Park...

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Sólfar
Oct19

Sólfar

Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 – 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. —...

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