Departing Iceland from the Blue Lagoon

I‘ve probably written the words amazing and incredible a million times by now, but our trip to Iceland really was awesome. After our tours through the Golden Circle and south coast, it was time to wrap up our visit to this magnificent country and head back home to Canada, which felt like another planet away.…

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South Shore Adventure in Iceland

Our sightseeing tour of Iceland had gotten off to a great start with our trip around the Golden Circle. On our second full day, we joined another tour with Arctic Adventures to see more of the south coast. Again, we had amazing views during the drive as we headed southeast out of Reykjavik. Icelandโ€™s climate…

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Touring the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon, Iceland

Following a disappointing Northern Lights tour with no aurora visible, we were keen to start our sightseeing tour of Iceland. We awoke early for our 8 am pick up by Your Days Tours (a subsidiary of Arctic Adventures) to embark on our small group minibus tour of the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is Iceland’s…

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Landing in Reykjavik, Iceland

It was sad to leave London after an eventful week, but I was excited to make our way to Iceland for the adventure portion of our trip. I have had Iceland on my travel wish list for years and was finally getting my chance to visit the incredible Land of Fire and Ice. We departed…

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A historic time in London (plus an epic stopover in Iceland)

On Thursday September 8th 2022, Buckingham Palace announced via BBC that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away at the age of 96, ending a reign of 70 years and 214 days — the longest of any British monarch. As fate would have it, this announcement preceded our departure to London by about 24 hours, so…

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Planning a stopover in Iceland

Now that I have a pretty extensive itinerary planned for our visit to London, I am focusing on the Iceland portion of our trip in September. We booked our flights with Icelandair through their Stopover in Iceland program which offers a stopover flight to Iceland at no additional fare. Following six days in London, we…

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London and Iceland in September

It’s happening! I’ve finally booked the flights for our long awaited trip to London, UK and Iceland for mid-September. We will be travelling via Icelandair on their Stopover in Iceland deal, which includes a stopover (up to seven days) in Iceland at no additional airfare. For us, it will be six days in London and…

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Travel plans for 2022

Hello, folks! It sure has been awhile since I’ve updated this blog, but things are looking brighter for 2022 in terms of travel. Since our last international trip to Cambodia and Vietnam shortly before the pandemic, we have not ventured outside of the province, let alone the country. We went on one short trip to…

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Missed connections: Iceland, Scotland, & England

Like many other travel lovers, the events of the last few months have put a real damper on my plans. Andy from Andy’s World Journeys just wrote a post about where he was supposed to be right now, and it got me thinking about how I was supposed to be travelling now too. As I’ve…

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