Category Archives: Iceland travel

A cozy harborside restaurant in Reykjavik

When I’m traveling, most of my meals (aside from breakfast which is usually included in the cost of the room) consist of sandwiches and snacks either in my room or on the go. At least once per trip, I splurge … Continue reading

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Keflavik’s Rainbow and an egg

There are two large outdoor sculptures at Keflavik airport in Iceland. They stand next to the terminal building, so are unmissable whether coming to the airport or heading out towards Reykjavik. The Rainbow is the work of Rúrí, an Icelandic artist and was … Continue reading

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Assorted crumbs from the UK

OK, OK, so some of these have absolutely nothing to do with travel. But it’s my blog and these little items tickled my fancy (and Lord knows I need my fancy tickled as often as possible!) From the London Independent. … Continue reading

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Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

A view of the Þingvellir rift valley (mid-Atlantic Ridge) from overlook point at Hakid on a cold, dry day in mid-January, 2014. Iceland’s first national park, founded in 1930. The site of Iceland’s Parliament from 930 to the end of the … Continue reading

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Some Northern Lights I didn’t see

From London Independent. A fantastic slide show of Auroras around the northern hemisphere recently. I knew when I booked my trip to Iceland in January that the lights were more likely to appear in March and April, but I had … Continue reading

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Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall

In addition to taking day trips into the phenomenal countryside on my visit to Iceland in January, I was lucky enough to catch a classical concert at Harpa, Reykjavik’s new concert hall, open since May of 2011. The Iceland Symphony … Continue reading

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More to Iceland than Northern Lights

I admit that the first two reasons for my trip to Iceland were to see the Aurora Borealis in a fantastic setting. As it’s turned out, the Lights have been disappointing. Solar activity that generates the phenomenon takes two to … Continue reading

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Iceland update

Take a look at the comment/s for my previous post for an update on my visit so far to Iceland. Big news, too – I walked down to the local ‘Home Depot’ type place using directions from the hotel staff … Continue reading

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Memories of Reykjavik for a WWII veteran and a first-timer

When Dad served in the US Army during WWII, he spent the best part of two years in Iceland before moving on to Normandy, Belgium and the Rhineland. When he and I went to Europe in 2002 to walk the … Continue reading

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a roundup of travel news – Milan, Reykjavik, Dublin

From the London Independent’s Simon Calder… Air arrangements assume a London departure, of course, but the overviews are exciting. Milan Reykjavik Dublin

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