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Antipodean if you do antipodean if you don’t: London to Lindisfarne

The next leg of our ‘Volcanoes, vans and a haggis’ adventure takes place in the United Kingdom. We have six and a half weeks booked in a Spaceships campervan and will travel a roughly anticlockwise circuit of England, Scotland and … Continue reading

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There’s a troll outside my window: Akureyri to Snaefellsness

There’s a troll outside my bedroom window. For those of you familiar with the similarly titled tale about a hippopotamus, I should clarify that it was not, however, eating cake. The troll in question was the Kerling troll. One of … Continue reading

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Fog and eggs: Skaftafell to Akureyri

**Apologies for the photo-less post. The wi-fi is not enjoying image uploads at the moment. I will pretty it up asap. Driving through Iceland, you are likely to experience three types of fog. The first is the mountain flattener. It … Continue reading

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You should see ice: Skaftafell

“You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind.” This quote had been echoing through my head since our trek. The huge glacier of Myrdalsjokull was a permanent presence and the land had … Continue reading

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Beyond the Golden Circle: Reykjavik to Skaftafell

After returning to Reykjavik, a celebration to mark the end of the six day Laugavegur trek was in order. We decided to have a couple of drinks with the other members of our group at  a craft beer bar called … Continue reading

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Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork: Trekking in Iceland

Trekking was the centre piece of our trip to Iceland. In the very early planning stages it was the big bean that tipped the scales in the favour of visiting Iceland (in this scenario the scale has dozens of arms, … Continue reading

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Happy to be feeling blue

Arriving at Keflavik Airport in Iceland was an overwhelming experience not only because we were hitting the 40 hour mark of our travel odyssey from Australia but also because Keflavik was the busiest airport I have ever been in bar … Continue reading

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Don’t do the maths

‘Wow, you’ve come along way,’ is one of the most common reactions you hear when to tell people in Iceland you’re from Australia. Not surprisingly, most of the other travellers you encounter are European or American. Although yesterday a Texan … Continue reading

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The three year itch

It has been about three years since Ryan and I had our last BIG adventure, travelling through China before taking the Trans-Mongolian, Trans-Siberian and then spending a busy seven weeks enjoying European winter (see Matryoshka, White Christmas and Reindeer Burgers). … Continue reading

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Beach hopping in paradise

After a few nights of ‘resort and relaxation’ it was time to head out on our own in what can only be described as the king of touring cars, our very own Ford Festiva. Having had a taste of the … Continue reading

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