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My Westfjords Favourites: Food!

I love visiting the Westfjords because of the nature, the history, the beauty and the food. Ok, mainly the food. Seriously this small part of Iceland has just a wonderful food culture. 840 more words


My Westfjords Favourites: Top 5 Geothermal Pools!

1.) Hellulaug (GPS: 65° 35′ 16.67″, -23° 8′ 29.32″)

I love this little natural pool with views over the beach and across the fjord with the Snæfellsnes glacier glistening in the background. 631 more words


Weekend in the Bestfjords!

Continuing with our joyous adventures when we finally got our car we decided to take off and explore the Westfjords (or Bestfjords!) with our first weekend off together in nearly 6 months – that’s what happens when you both work 2 jobs and you have to make the most of the time you have off together with your beautiful car named Senor Pickles (yes, we named our car and I can’t quite remember why we picked that name but I digress…). 450 more words


mæðgur á ferðalagi: heimsókn til ættingja á patró og tálknó

We arrived in Patreksfjörður with the hope of seeing relatives but with no actual plan. It is not really the Icelandic way to plan ahead. I’ve often heard the theory that Icelanders’ inability or unwillingness to plan ahead is tied to the uncertainty of the weather, and that even now, when modern technologies and conveniences can mitigate the harshness of weather to some extent, it’s still in their blood to wait until the last minute.  1,667 more words

Riding High above the Fjords

It’s day two in the West Fjords and the views continue to take my breath away.

Remember those dizzying heights and unpaved roads I thought I had avoided?…they showed up today. 401 more words


ÍS: Patreksfjörður || Pt. 3

While out on my Ring Road trip around Iceland this summer, I may have developed a small obsession with laundry hung out to dry in the open air. 57 more words