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Hotel Budir: charming retreat in the heart of Snaefellsnes

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When I was in Iceland a couple of months ago, I had unfortunately not had the opportunity to stay in Hotel Budir. The hotel is unbelievable popular, that during summer they have a waiting list that can exceed 200 persons! Therefore I stayed in two other lovely hotels (read about it here and here) but… Read more »

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My second Iceland trip with Kuku Campers!

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What’s the best way to see Iceland? – In a campervan! – With a 4×4! – Why not both? For my second trip to Iceland in a campervan, I teamed up with Kuku Campers again and rented their Land Rover Defender campervan. You have to be a little Kuku to rent a campervan and basically… Read more »

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10 Must-see natural attractions in South Iceland

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When planning your trip to Iceland, you have probably been inspired by pictures on Instagram by one of those bloggers (I’m one of them) and have been overwhelmed with the amount of cool stuff there is to see in Iceland. And now you’ve stumbled upon this page. Great, yet another guy with an opinion on… Read more »

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Day trip to Snaefellsnes

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In my humble opinion, the gorgeous Snaefellsnes peninsula can and may not be skipped during a visit to Iceland. If you just want to explore the highlights, it only adds a day to your journey. So here’s my recommendations of things to see on a one day trip to Snaefellsnes, plus the minimum amount of… Read more »

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10 hidden gems in Iceland: part 2

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Read part 1 of ‘10 hidden gems in Iceland’ here. We continue our quest to find the best hidden gems in Iceland. We’ve already seen Hjörleifshöfði, Landbrotalaug, Bruarfoss, Kaldidalsvegur and the Thakgil hiking region, but there are a few more off-the-beaten-path locations that are a must on anyone’s trip in Iceland! Here is our top… Read more »

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10 hidden gems in Iceland: part 1

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Read part 2 of ‘10 hidden gems in Iceland’ here. With Iceland becoming an increasingly popular destination, it’s getting harder and harder to escape the tourists and see what others don’t. Yes, you’ll probably end up in all the Insta-famous locations like the black sand beach anyway (I went there too), but with this post I… Read more »

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The Icelandair Saga Class experience

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As you guys might have seen on my Instagram stories (follow me here!), my trip to Iceland was part of a stopover on my way to the Pacific Northwest. Icelandair offers the option to have a stopover in Iceland up to 7 days, without having to pay extra for your flight. So basically I only… Read more »

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10 myths of Iceland: debunked

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The most famous Icelandic myth is the one about elves, the hidden people or huldufólk that live in big rocks. Some say that many Icelanders still believe in huldufólk, to such extent that road works or building projects are sometimes altered to keep the hidden people happy. So this first myth of course is long debunked, but… Read more »

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Renting a drone in Iceland

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When I was in Iceland I decided to rent a drone, a DJI Mavic Pro to be more precise. Is this something I would recommend? To most people: yes! It turned out to be a great experience. Read on to learn why.