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Stories and dispatches from Iceland that showcase the countries unique, varied landscape as well as give insight to attractions, dinning and nightlife.

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3 More Tips For Iceland Car Rentals

Story by Randy Kalp Photos by Bethany Salvon [dropcap]D[/dropcap]riving the Ring Road (Route 1) in Iceland is like being in an 830-mile Choose Your Own Adventure book. In every direction, gravel roads splinter off from the blacktop, fading into some of the most physically diverse environments in the world. Beth and I spent less than 35 hours on the storied road, driving as far as we could in one day before heading back to Reykjavik…

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Seeking the (Northern) light: a pilgrimage

The colorful nothern lights in Alaska.

[google1] Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Polly Vaughan. Ever read a gripping book and decided, there and then, you have to go and see where it was set, or go on a pilgrimage to find out more? After a two-month journey through South America this winter, I needed a contrast: so I curled up by the fire with Northern Lights by Lucy Jago which tells the tale of the work of Kristian…

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On The Road in Iceland – An Icelandic Photo Essay

Randy Kalp standing near an Icelandic waterfall near the Ring Road.

One day we decided to rent a car in Iceland. It was the best decision we made. Rental cars in Iceland aren’t cheap, but there is really no other alternative if you want to get around the island. There are no public buses outside the capital city of Reykjavik so your only other choice is to take a tour bus. While there is no problem with taking a tour bus, the issue is that you…

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Iceland Light – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo

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Somewhere In Time is a weekly travel photo from around the world. Enjoy! Iceland has amazing light. It isn’t necessarily strong or bright but it owns everything around it. It casually falls off mountains, crystallizes in the falling waterfalls & bounces off all the buildings and homes. It’s a mix of golden orange and cooler blue hues. It isn’t the kind of light that warms everything in it’s path but it gives off an unmistakable…

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Visiting Iceland on a Budget – Our Daily Travel Budget in Iceland

A beautiful church glows on the hillsides of Iceland

You hear it all over the place – Iceland is expensive, you can’t do Iceland on a budget, etc, etc. Right before we left we saw an episode on the Travel Channel where Samantha Brown went to Iceland and paid about $5 for a cup of coffee. We hadn’t done any research and when we saw that we were a little nervous about our budget to say the least! While Iceland can be very expensive,…

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The Thinking Swans, Iceland – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo

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Somewhere In Time is a weekly travel photo from around the world. Enjoy!   One thing I loved about Iceland was the language. I don’t mean the accents or the words–it’s the simple fact that people in Iceland appreciate language. In Reykjavik, I remembered thinking very clearly that language and thoughts permeated almost everything–the street graffiti was poetic; the newspapers were written beautifully with words that made you think, stop and really think about what…

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Iceland at Dawn – Somewhere In Time Weekly Travel Photo

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Somewhere in Time is a weekly photo from around the world. Enjoy! (You can click the photo to make it bigger.) One day in Iceland we rented a car and drove from Reykjavik to Hofn. It took 5 hours and we took our time so we didn’t arrive until late at night. All the hotels we happened upon on the way were really expensive ($200+/night) and we couldn’t figure out why. They looked nice but…

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