Photos from North Iceland, June 2019

While the north of Iceland was a bit forbidding when I visited it in March a few years ago, it was absolutely lovely in June this past summer. Featuring Iceland’s second city, Akureyri, Martian landscapes, and two of the best waterfalls you’ll ever see, it’s certainly a place you’ll want to spend time exploring.

Photos from the Westfjords of Iceland, June 2019

I visited the Westfjords on an earlier trip to Iceland but hadn’t made it to this little corner in the southeast corner of the region. Most of these photos were taken in the little town of Djúpavík and in and around its abandoned herring factory. It was a long, but incredibly scenic drive on a narrow gravel road to get there and I was attacked by what I assume...

Photos from East Iceland June 2019

In my previous trips to Iceland, I had never made it to the easternmost part of the island, but finally got there this time. From a lovely stay in Seyðisfjörður to some of the most rugged cliffs and isolated beaches in the country, the east was never a disappointment.

Photos from Snæfellsnes Peninsula, June 2019

While I am unlikely to ever learn how to spell it, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula will remain one of my favorite parts of Iceland. It’s filled with some excellent scenery, lovely little towns, and all the lupine. All of it. There are some excellent camping areas all around the peninsula, making it an easy side trip from the Ring Road you don’t want to miss.

The Tröllaskagi Peninsula: Unbelievable Beauty in North Iceland With Far Fewer Tour Buses

You may have heard that Iceland is overrun with tourists, and with 2.2 million visitors to the island of 330,000 people in 2017, you might begin to believe that it’s just not a special destination any longer. While that’s certainly not true, my enthusiasm about the South Coast of Iceland is not without some reservation, namely the fact that the most...

Off to Iceland One More Time

I seem to have a vague memory of posting about how my last trip to Iceland would likely be my last, but the island certainly has a hold on me. This time, the plan is to finally do the entire Ring Road and hit the Westman Islands, which might be a bit ambitious. The beauty of traveling by camper van, though, is that plans can evolve as necessar and as the whims of...

Photos from Ljubljana, Slovenia June 2018

Slovenia was the entry point for my adventure through the Balkans and one of the loveliest cities I’ve visited. I was fortunate enough to have a few hours to wander the old city center alone one morning and to stumble on a wine festival and street food fair another. When you get to Slovenia, be sure to wander the streets of Ljubljana, sample the creme cake and...