Northern Lights at Reykjavik

Reykjavik and the Northern Lights: Iceland Part 8

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 Northern Lights: Iceland Part 8”. … Read more

Family at Viking Village, Hofn

Streams and Rainbows: Iceland Part 7

Road trip of Southern Iceland: Part 7 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 … Read more

Titir at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lake

Glacier and floating Icebergs : Iceland Part 6

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 a glimpse of Vatnajokull, the … Read more

Reynesfijara Beach near VIK, Iceland

Black Beach and a Glacial Trek: Iceland Part 5

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 .  We were at Vestri Peutersey … Read more

Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland

Breathtaking Waterfalls : Iceland Travelogue Part 4

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 our Iceland tour yesterday, we … Read more

Setting Sun, Iceland

Rain, Sleet and Hail – Iceland Travelogue Part 3

Our third day of travel in Iceland started gloomy and wretched. It was raining outside and in fact it had rained half way through the previous night. Not only that, the rain was slowly changing into sleet and as I peeked out of my window for a glimpse of daylight, an icy shroud welcomed me … Read more

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland Golden Circle Route.

Geysir , Gullfoss and Elves. Iceland Road Trip, Part 2

When I opened my eyes the next morning ,the rooms in the wooden cottage  at Uthlid Cottages felt hot . The heat was generated by the thermally heated floor of the cottage. I parted the shades and peeped out of the window. The sun was yet to rise, no sight of rain or clouds and the sky … Read more

Dusk at Uthlid, Iceland

Flying Into Reykjavik – An Iceland Road Trip Diary. Part 1

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 to go on this challenging … Read more

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