Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

9 Day Icelandic Road Trip – Itinerary and Tips!

Black sand beaches and volcanic valleys. Imposing glaciers and floating icebergs. Thunderous waterfalls and bubbling geothermal hot springs. This is nature at its most primal. This is Iceland. A land of Earth, Fire, Wind and Water. A place so breathtakingly stunning, so full of wonder and adventure, you’ll never want to leave. It’s difficult to put into words the…

Silfra Fissure, Þingvellir, Iceland

Snorkelling in Silfra fissure, Þingvellir, Iceland

Snorkelling. Not exactly the first activity that comes to mind when you think of Iceland, a place imagined by most to be a snow-covered and sub-freezing destination. But surprisingly Iceland offers some of the best diving conditions in the world – if you don’t mind the icy chill of the water, you’ll be treated to stunningly clear conditions,…

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Adventure caving at Waitomo, New Zealand – Part One

Caves. Deep, intricate networks of tunnels, carved from limestone over thousands of years by running water. Decorated by stunning geological formations and inhabited by bizarre lifeforms evolved to live in perpetual darkness. It’s estimated that only a fraction of the world’s cave systems have been fully explored. There lies hundreds of kilometres of uncharted passages throughout the…

Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobiling, South Iceland

Snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland

On my list of things to do in Iceland, climbing one of the country’s many glaciers was at the very top. Glaciers are fascinating to me – mammoth rivers of ice and rock formed over hundreds, sometimes thousands of years. Trust me, the first glacier you spy in Iceland will momentarily take your breath away. They just appear…