What I’ll eat next time I’m in Iceland …

On my first visit to Iceland in 2015 I really didn't know much about Icelandic cuisine: the only food I was particularly curious about was the Icelandic hot dogs I kept hearing about. But my obsession with all things Iceland has meant that ever since I returned from my Iceland trip, I can't stop … [Read more...]

5 reasons Iceland gets under your skin

I challenge you to find anyone who's travelled to Iceland and feels half-hearted about it. It's a little over a year since I returned from my first (very longed for) trip to Iceland and it's still a place that completely haunts my thoughts. Iceland got under my skin in a way that very few other … [Read more...]

Iceland. Iceland! I can’t stop talking about Iceland.

I owe everyone who knows me in person, everyone who follows me on Facebook, and everyone who reads the blog, an apology. I realise that I can't stop talking about Iceland. I hear myself bring it up nearly every day. I see myself post about it far too regularly on Facebook. For a country whose … [Read more...]

10 tips for your Iceland trip

I feel like every man and his dog has been to Iceland lately, but in reality that's just because I spend a lot of time seeking out people who want to talk about Iceland! If you haven't been, I hope I'm convincing you to go - and that these tips for your Iceland trip will help you get the most out of … [Read more...]

Why I’m not finished with Iceland yet

It's not just the hot dogs, not just the glaciers, not just the expansive, inspiring views. It's not even just the quirk of it all, or the fact that I listened to The Sugar Cubes before Björk went out on her own. I can't actually explain it at all, but what started as an intrigue about Iceland … [Read more...]

Our southern Iceland itinerary: Tips for a week in Iceland

Keen to float amongst glaciers, walk under waterfalls and gaze at volcanos (hopefully not as they erupt)? Regular readers should guess straight away that I'm talking about the country I've most recently fallen in love with: Iceland. I still have so much to tell you about Iceland. This week … [Read more...]

Airbnb in Iceland, or accommodation to help you fall in love with Iceland even more deeply

Everyone’s been talking about Airbnb lately. Well, not quite everybody, because quite often when I told people we used Airbnb in Iceland they’ve replied with something like, “Oh yes, B and Bs are such great options for meeting people,” and I’d try to spell it out that actually I mean Air B and B … [Read more...]

7 things I didn’t expect in Iceland (and 3 I did)

Iceland blew me away. I knew it'd be different somehow, but it surpassed my expectations and I know it's a place I'll return to someday, even though it seems to be the opposite end of the earth from Australia. I have so, so much to tell you about Iceland, and I want to start with what … [Read more...]

The promise of great hot dogs in Iceland: An interview with Kari Gislason

In (further!) preparation for my trip to Iceland next year, I've been reading all kinds of Iceland-related stuff, and most recently it was The Promise of Iceland, by Icelandic-Australian Kári Gíslason. It's a gorgeous memoir about Kári's lifetime relationship with Iceland: without giving too much … [Read more...]

My adventurous plans for Iceland: Starting the itinerary ideas

Now that I've booked the flights to Europe to use some of the frequent flyer points I won at Problogger, I get to go into my very favourite mode: more detailed travel planning. Given that a totally new country to me, Iceland, is on the agenda, then that involves a lot of fun and fascinating … [Read more...]