Norway is better than Iceland

This is not click-bait, as much as it pains me to write that anywhere on this Earth better than Iceland, Norway has topped the list! In 2016, my 3 friends and I took a road trip around Iceland, from Rif through Reykjavik and past Vik into Hof. We hiked, explored, partied, and soaked in all the beauty that the country could offer. It was truly a trip of a lifetime that I never thought could be surpassed. However, a trip to Norway in 2017 with my girlfriend sought to take the top spot on my list. We also took a …

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Greatest Nap Of My Life | Iceland

Picture yourself standing on the top of a mountain, in Iceland, surrounded by massive, white-capped peaks to the east, and an endless coastline to the west. For most people this would be the pinnacle of a trip, that beautiful, scenic moment where everyone is staring out in the distance and reminiscing on how incredible the days in that mysterious country have been. However, this was not the case for the four of us. At that moment I just described, we had been traveling for nearly 16 straight hours and had only in Iceland for  about 4 hours. Normal people would …

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Nónhamar Guesthouse Review | Iceland

Solitude, coziness, and untouched beauty. These are just a few of the ways I could try to describe the Nónhamar Guesthouse. Here sit three of the most picturesque cabins that lye at the foot of Vatnajökull glacier mountains and boast a view of the vast coastline that seems to be endless. This guesthouse is tucked away in the southeastern coast of Iceland, in a town called Hof. Sure, this place is nearly perfect in itself, but it’s true appeal is it’s proximity to everything and nothing at the same time. The isolation is purely bliss, due to the fact it’s a 4 hour drive …

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The Freezer Hostel Review [Iceland]

This was unlike any other hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Simply put, this place was so unique, that I cannot even begin recommend it enough, but I’ll try. Everything from the guy who ran the hostel (Kári Viðarsson), to the isolated town of Rif, 2.5hr drive from Reykjavik, really puts The Freezer Hostel into a category of its own. Freezer Hostel was the first place we planned to stay during our trip to Iceland, and having no idea anything about the region or the location, except for the fact it was on the coast, we made the journey up from Reykjavik …

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Ice Climbing a Glacier in Iceland [Video]

Our next stop on the Iceland adventure took us to the Sólheimajökull Glacier right outside of Vik, Iceland for some hiking and ice climbing. Blue bird day and really couldn’t ask for more! We took the Blue Ice tour from Adventure Iceland which gave us the full experience out on that glacier. Tour: Blue Ice by Adventure Iceland Check back Later for the full post!

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Best Transportation Options: Traveling Iceland

Travel can be defined in many ways. As a verb: To go from point A to point B. But I tend to view travel as a noun: To experience new things while in a new place. When traveling, we must balance the time it takes to get to a destination versus the amount we can experience before we get to our destination. If we chose to fly from location to location, yes, it’d be very quick, but we would miss everything between points A & B. If we walked, we would see everything from the cracks in the road to the …

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Spontaneity is Key to Adventure in Iceland

As we pulled over onto the side of the road for, what seemed to feel like the 100th time, and the four of us stepped out of the car for a hike up the mountainside to check out another waterfall. At this moment, I couldn’t have been happier with how our lack of planning had allowed us to explore the incredibly unique landscape of Iceland. Since I returned home, I constantly find myself describing, to my friends and family, how diverse the countryside of Iceland was as it varied so much from mile to mile. If we had planned our …

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Where to stay in Iceland?

The question I get asked a lot when I return from a trip is always, “Where did you stay?”, followed by, “Really? And how was it?” I can pretty much guarantee that my one rule for lodging will never change while I travel, and that one rule is to stay as cheap as possible while still having reasonable accommodations. This is because I don’t travel to enjoy the 4 walls of hotel room or how nice their lobby was. I travel to see the country and meet people. With that being said, I usually am constantly reading reviews of hostels …

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Seeking Wanderlust | Iceland Adventure [Video]

Four friends road trip through the incredible landscapes of Iceland for an adventure that exceeded every expectation and left us with lasting memories. The entire trip was one spontaneous moment after the next. We only booked a rental car and planned the hostels, that’s it. The video is in chronological order from when we arrived, here is the order of the cities we went to and follow the links below for all the crazy stories that weren’t captured in the video: (Day 1) Keflavik, Reykjavik, Rif (Day 2) Rif, Thingavillir, Reykjavik. (Day 3) Reykjavik, Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Vik (Day 4) Vik …

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Top 10: Things I wish I knew before Iceland

#1 Go hike whatever you want For some reason, I expected to find hiking trails and parks all over the country; however, that was not the case. In a nutshell, you can pull your car over wherever and just go hike any of the hills and mountains you want. You’ll find that most of the fields next to the road have fences preventing an easy access, but they’re short. So hop on over and go have yourself an adventure. #2 Don’t follow the speed limit Anywhere outside the Reykjavik city limits, you will find yourself driving from one small town …

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