Category Archives: Scandinavia/Nordic Countries

7 Beautiful Experiences In Sweden

Known for varied geography including islands, lakes, mountains, and forests, Sweden can rightly be called one of the prettiest nations in Scandinavia, if not all of Europe. It often gets lumped in with the other Scandinavian countries it certainly stands on its own two feet as a worthwhile holiday destination.  Once you take a closer […]

48 Hours in Oslo: An Insider’s Guide to the City’s Quirkiest Spots

It was a rainy and cold day in London when the plane took off – Oslo bound. I belong to a small group of travel enthusiasts who think “if I’m already cold, why not brave colder.” This little mantra rarely disappoints. Armed with a wooly hat, pink gloves and a return Ryanair ticket (which cost […]

How to See Iceland’s Golden Circle Without the Crowds

The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular day trip and for good reason – it’s close to Reykjavik, is suitable for those looking to drive themselves and offers an excellent variety of unique scenery. We elected to leave our rental car parked up for the day and joined Moonwalker. Why? Because even though you can […]

Kex: A Funky, Affordable Hostel in Reykjavik, Iceland

Kex Hostel review Reykjavik Iceland

Iceland is has a well-deserved reputation for being drop-dead-gorgeous.  It is. It also has a reputation for being fairly expensive.  For the most part, that’s true too. Though we tend to stay in more private, comfortable accommodation options these days, our desired locations and activities always drive our decisions.  If there’s only basic accommodation in […]

Snæfellsnes Peninsula – Better Than Iceland’s Golden Circle!

Some things just feel like they were meant to be. Places, rugged and wild, that are so gorgeous, they just have to be seen.  Iceland was that for us. Likewise, some people seem like they were born into their jobs, a perfect fit for what they’re doing.  Bessi of Moonwalker tours is the epitome of someone who’s […]

Iceland’s South Coast – Exploring with Arctic Tours

Iceland, widely known as the land of fire and ice, is a country of extremes.  Gorgeous, breathtaking, incredible extremes. During our time on this stunning island, we joined Hörður on a winter tour of Iceland’s South Coast – an experience we enjoyed every moment of. Whether you plan on joining a tour with Arctic Tours Iceland […]

Reviewing The Radisson Blu Saga – A Landmark in Reykjavík, Iceland

Radisson Blu Saga hotel review

During our recent visit to Iceland, we spent two glorious nights at the Radisson Blu Saga.  Warm and comfortable with fantastic service, we felt instantly at home (if our room was freshly renovated and we had people to look after our every need!)  We certainly recommend the Radisson Blu Saga – read on to find out why. The […]

Hunting out the Northern Lights by Boat – Reviewing Special Tours

When we made the decision to visit Iceland in the depths of their winter, we had one thing (and one thing only) in the forefront of our minds – the northern lights.  Of course we were excited to see this beautiful island blanketed in snow and for the gorgeous candy-coloured sky that seem to float […]

Norway by RV: Day Three and Four – Røros, Oppdal & Trondheim

Norway RV Oppdal Trondheim Røros Touring Cars

We recently returned from the most amazing week touring Norway in an RV and whilst on the road, I documented our travels, diary style.  We highly recommend travelling Norway by RV – not only was it a fantastic way to see the country but it provided us with tremendous flexibility and would easily be the most […]

Iceland Itineraries: Exploring the South-East Coast

South-East Coast Iceland Itinerary

For many, Iceland is an absolute bucket-list destination.  We were no different.  After months of planning we finally made it to Iceland and started on the most amazing itinerary.  Though we had countless incredible experiences planned, there was one that piqued our excitement (a bucket-list experience in a bucket-list location, if you will) – ice caving […]

Snorkelling the Clearest Waters in the World in Sub-Zero Temperatures – Incredible Iceland

Scuba Iceland Snorkel Silfra review

It’s not everyday you snorkel in water that floats around 2 degrees, tucked into the rift between two tectonic plates but that’s exactly what we got to do in Iceland! With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we were promptly picked up from our hotel by Scuba Iceland and after collecting […]

Norway by RV: Day Two – Tobogganing in Lillehammer

Toboggan Lillehammer Touring Cars Norway

We recently returned from a fabulous week exploring Norway in a Touring Cars RV and decided to document our experience for others looking to travel this beautiful country in an RV or camper.  If you’ve not read our first post, you may like to do so first.  Otherwise, read on to find out about our […]

Hello Norway – Hiring a RV and Hitting the Road

RV Hire in Norway Touring Cars

After the most amazing week in Iceland it was time to begrudgingly pack up our things and make a move.  Of course we didn’t have anything to complain about as we were off to a new destination for us both – beautiful Norway. After an uneventful flight (which is exactly what you want in a […]

Sleeping in a Pod in Iceland – Galaxy Pod Hostel

Galaxy Pod Hostel Reykjavik Iceland review

Iceland is known for many things, but a budget destination it is not. Being relatively isolated, the cost of living is fairly high and of course these prices are often reflected in the price of accommodation.  So, what is one to do if travelling to Iceland without an endless budget?  There are a number of […]

How to Find Sólheimasandur’s Abandoned DC3 – Iceland

DC3 Iceland Plane Wreckage Sólheimasandur Crash

If you’ve seen photos of Iceland you’ve probably seen the haunting photos of an abandoned old plane.  Its wings, windows and tail long since taken by the elements, the fuselage sitting in stark contrast to the surrounding snow and black pebbles. In the past, visitors hunting out striking photo opportunities access the crash site directly by […]

Bring on the Snow! Planning our Iceland Trip…

Iceland itinerary planning

Iceland – the land of puffins, fluffy wild horses, natural geothermic pools, towering waterfalls and giant glaciers.  In less than a month we’ll hit this winter wonderland and I couldn’t be more excited! We’ve got the most amazing itinerary lined up, some accommodation locked in and an awesome Jeep with our name on it.  Snuggly […]