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...]

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...]