Kirkjubæjarklaustur was similar to some of the other larger villages we passed on our drive along Iceland’s South coast. The village was small, simple, and beautiful. There are only a few roads in the village, a school, church, gas station, grocery store, and great visitors center and museum. There is some great hiking in Kirkjubæjarklaustur and … More A Day in Kirkjubæjarklaustur Iceland
Iceland is the land of fire and ice, and if you want to see some ice Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoons are the place to go! These lagoons are both created by outlets of Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. They are right off the Ring Road and a can’t miss destination in Iceland! Huge chunks of ice break off … More Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon | Fjallsárlón Glacial Lagoon | Diamond Beach | Iceland
For the last weekend of July we decided to escape the heat and run to the mountains. We found a great high altitude backpacking loop inside Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. This hike was the most beautiful hike I think I have ever done in Colorado. It did not have the typical big mountain views but took … More Rich Creek to Rough & Tumble Creek Loop
Iceland is known for its amazing water! Pure cold running streams filtered by glaciers and steaming hot springs fueled by the abundance of geothermal activity in the country. There are many options for hot springs near Reykjavik. Some of these hot springs are very well known such as the Blue Lagoon. However popular springs like this are crowded, … More Hiking to the Hot Springs – Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) Iceland
My husband and I LOVE camping! It is such a fun and easy way to have a spontaneous mini weekend vacation. Relaxing in nature, beautiful hikes with the dogs, and toasted marshmallows! What could be better? Unfortunately with Denver now becoming the fastest growing city in the country the population growth in Colorado has extended … More Everything I Learned My First Time Backpacking
The highlights of Vík Iceland are the Dyrhólaey Nature Reserve and Reynisfjara Beach. These popular attractions are a must see on your Iceland south coast adventure! Amazing rock formations, miles of black sand beaches, tons of active bird life, and raging surf make these destinations incredible!
Between Reykjavík and the small village of Vík along Iceland’s south coast are some of the most amazing and popular waterfalls in Iceland. Each waterfall is so different from the next and are unlike any other waterfall I have ever seen! The 4 special waterfalls along this part of Iceland include Gluggafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, and Skógafoss. They all have amazing … More Waterfalls of Iceland’s South Coast – Gluggafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gljúfrabúi, & Skógafoss