It's now been over a month since I returned from my week in Iceland, and I have been very lazy with getting my photos, video, and memories from that trip organized. Iceland is a stimulating place to visit, so it's easy to end up with piles of photos and piles of footage that seem daunting to get . . .
What do you do if you get lost in the woodlands in Iceland? If you've been to Iceland, you've heard this joke multiple times. It's a favourite among tour guides, meaning it must be a pretty big hit with tourists, despite its overuse. If you haven't heard it, and you can't hazard a guess, you . . .
When I arrived in Iceland, I really had no idea how the naming structure worked. Sure, I'd noticed the plethora of names that ended in "sson," but I assumed it was just a trend without thinking about the true meaning. It wasn't until an Icelandic woman gave me a little lesson on naming that I . . .
Sólheimajökull directly translates as Sun Home Glacier. Luckily, on the day that I visited, it lived up to its name. The winds from South Iceland’s coast decided to be forgiving for once, and allowed me to thrust my crampons into the rough ice with an audible crunch in each step. My eyes focussed . . .
Katla was a name I saw repeatedly when I arrived in Iceland. It was the name of the Icelandair plane that I flew on, the brand of Icelandic vodka I happened to pick up at the duty free when I arrived in the country, and came up regularly in tourist centres, museums, and in pamphlets. Why? Katla . . .