Iceland – Day 14

The Golden Circle After the somewhat disappointing rain and gloominess of yesterday we were quite happy to see blue skies punctuated with fluffy white clouds. We’ve had more sun than rain on this trip and today was just tipping the weather scales that much more in our favor. Today we made our way back to […]

Iceland – Day 10

Egilsstaðir to a guest house a few miles north of Hofn – 166 miles Today we would be driving through the scenic East Fjords of Iceland. This morning it looked like our weather luck might have run out. It rained all last night and was raining when we hit the road. Once we made our […]

Iceland – Day 7 – Part 2

We’re in Akureyri during Verslunnarmannahelgi. That means the town is very busy with visiting Icelanders enjoying time travelling around their country to do some camping and enjoy some festivities. As it turns out, the Ein með Öllu festival takes place in Akureyri during this time so there’s a bit of a festival atmosphere with carnival […]

Iceland – Day 7 – Part 1

Sauðárkrókur to Akureyri We left our comfortable accommodations at Hotel Tinsdastoll in Sauðárkrókur to make our way to the capital of the North, Akureyri. Total driving distance 110 miles. This would be a relatively easy driving day. We drove up and around the Tröllaskagi peninsula which translates to the Troll Peninsula. This took us within […]

Iceland – Day 5

Ísafjörður to Drangsnes – 146 miles Ísafjörður has been very nice. Lots of good restaurants and the town is just beautiful. Now were off to Drangsnes. This drive looks short, but took us through some very interesting landscapes. We were up and down mountain passes and driving along fjords for miles and miles. There’s not […]

Reykjavik Addendum

We took a nap because we were exhausted. After a few hours we got up and went exploring. Reykjavik is a very small town and easily walkable. The weather is good. A little overcast, but no rain. And it’s not as cold as we were expecting. We found Hallgrímskirkja, the big cathedral in Reykjavik and […]

Arrival Reykjavík

After flying to Boston and sitting in Logan for 6 hours we caught our 5 hour flight to Reykjavík. We met up with our tour organizer and picked up all of our paperwork and got checked into our hotel. We were very lucky to get our room at 8:00 am. Official check in time is […]

Iceland

Today we embark on a driving tour of Iceland. We’ve been plotting and planning for months. We are flying to Reykjavík where we will rent a car and spend a little over two weeks driving clockwise around the entire island. 1,760 miles in total. Which, according to various mapping tools comes out to roughly 45 […]

Trip to High Island

I finally made it out to High Island to visit the Audubon bird sanctuaries. I drove to Galveston and took the Bolivar Ferry over to the peninsula. Had fun watching the seagulls get fed by the willing tourists and the shrimpers. Once on the peninsula I found my way to High Island and the world […]

Ireland – The Conor Pass

The Conor Pass is said to be the highest mountain pass in Ireland. The road is quite narrow in places and passing oncoming traffic can be harrowing. I wanted to drive over the pass on the way to Dingle rather than taking the easier route down the main highway from Tralee. Cynthia was nervous, but […]