Sitting in a Hot Pot

We love the term “hot pot” because it 1) Makes total sense – sitting in an enclosed space of geothermically heated water and 2) Is the same word for an Asian style of cooking that we always crave – yum. Icelanders have perfected the art of relaxing by the pool. Every village has a swimming pool and they are essentially the bars or water coolers of Iceland. ...

Iceland 101 – Part 4: Eating & Drinking

It can get really pricey when eating out in Iceland but a few tips to save some money is to eat fancy during lunch vs. dinner. The prices for the same meal items are generally 1/2 the cost of the dinner prices. I mean, once in a while, its good to splurge but if you spend a few extra days in Reykjavik, this might come in handy....

Iceland 101 – Part 3: Being Prepared

Being prepared is not just a scouts thing to do its something to always be aware of when travelling (I know, I’m probably preaching to the choir here since the whole purpose of reading these things are to be prepared.. Ha!) So before you head over to the bank and exchange your currencies to Krona and packing your snow gear during your summer Iceland trip, read on! ...

Iceland 101 – Part 2: Zip Zip Zip!

Best way to see Iceland is by renting a car. Although they have a good network of busses throughout the Island and they even have stops at the local landmark off of Road 1, but the ease and freedom you get with the car is top notch. ...

Iceland 101 – Part 1: Where to Stay

Most of you all know that both Vicki and I LOVE Iceland. Each visit, we've tried to do something differently: we've camped; drove the entire ring road; ventured off in the magnificent West Fjords; hiked and ice climbed on one of many glaciers; explored cities and small fishing towns; swam in pools and hot rivers; and ate local or touristy delicacies....