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Northern Lights at Reykjavik
We had spent some wonderful days out in the wilderness touring the south of Iceland. The previous evening we had driven back to Reykjavik, from Hofn, a distance of more than 450 kms.  This is the eighth part of my Travelogue about our Road Trip across southern Iceland, titled, “Reykjavik and the […]

Reykjavik and the Northern Lights: Iceland Part 8


Family at Viking Village, Hofn
This is the seventh day of our Road trip across the South-Central Iceland and would literally cover a drive back from Hofn in the eastern end of the island to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland lying towards the western end of the country, a distance of over 450 kms. Now […]

Streams and Rainbows: Iceland Part 7


Titir at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake
We had spent the last 5 days touring  central and southern Iceland and today the plan was to reach the eastern end of the country, driving along Iceland Ring Road along the southern coast.  Jokulsarlon is about 270 kms from the sleep town of Vik and along the way we wanted to catch […]

Glacier and floating Icebergs : Iceland Part 6



Reynesfijara Beach near VIK, Iceland
The day started with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and of ham and sausage. The wooden log house where we were staying felt warm and cozy. It was about 8 in the morning, and we had had a good night’s sleep providing us with  some very necessary rest .  […]

Black Beach and a Glacial Trek: Iceland Part 5


Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland
The previous day was icy and extremely cold, with almost the whole day bearing light interspersed with showers and drizzle. We had skidded on the ice on our trip to Thingvellir National Park  and had almost veered into the incoming lane .  After a not so rewarding third day of […]

Breathtaking Waterfalls : Iceland Travelogue Part 4


Icelandic horses under a setting sun
Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean and about 750 miles from the coast of Greenland. It lies just south of the Arctic Circle, to the north-west of Scandinavian Europe, and is one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth. Home to unrestrained […]

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Dusk at Uthlid, Iceland 12
This time we were on a Road Trip, Flying Into Reykjavik : Iceland Road Trip Part 1, with Norwegian Airlines from Dubai, and were looking forward to a tough trip under  extreme Icelandic weather conditions. It was the 21st  of March 2017.Three families, including five children from  ages 8 to 16,  were raring […]

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If you have ever dreamt of hiking across a land of cascading waterfalls, streams and lakes, the greenery of the forest encompassing you, with the sound and sight of water running all around you and filling your ears all day, then it has to be of Plitvice National Park in Croatia. Now […]

Plitvice National Park: In the heart of Croatia !


Bohenj Lake near Kranjska Gora
Slovenia a hidden gem of Europe, is a small but  beautiful (ex-Yugo) Slavic country. It is bordered by Italy to the west, Croatia to the south, Austria in the north and Hungary to the north – north east. An earthly paradise , Slovenia has been gifted with a wide variety […]

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