In mid-2014, a volcano in Iceland started rumbling. On August 29th 2014, I shrieked aloud in excitement in front of a dozen uninterested elderly ladies because it had finally started erupting. Well, the volcano hadn’t. But its magma was oozing out of a fissure not too far away. It oozed and poured and fountained for… More My best souvenir: lava!
I’ve been away six times this year – which isn’t bad for someone who’s working full time in two jobs, running three youth groups and has written a book this year (more on that later in the month). So December’s photoset is pictures from each trip, looking back at where I’ve been in 2017. Tromsø,… More Photoset: my 2017 travels
A couple of years ago when I was in Iceland, I was driving around Snæfellsnes when I spied an eminently climbable volcano beside the road. I can’t remember why I didn’t stop and climb it there and then but I filed it away under my mental list of things to do next time. This year… More Another Tiny Volcano Adventure: Saxhöll
This month’s photoset is Iceland’s Golden Circle – and because I went there in September, I now have autumn pictures to add to my summer and winter ones. By the way, I had a ridiculously perfect snowy pastel-skied winter day and a perfect blue-sky-and-sunshine summer day, whereas my autumn day was damp and drizzly and… More Photoset: The Golden Circle all year round
Backalong, I wrote a post about a canyon on Snæfellsnes called Rauðfeldsgjá. That post has become one of my workhorses – it’s consistently in my top five most-read posts every month, it’s my third most-read post of all time, it’s been linked on Reddit. People have read this post, despite the fact that for some reason… More Rauðfeldsgjá revisited
I’ve been to Snæfellsnes a few times. I’ve definitely done two tour trips there (a summer one and a winter one) and I’ve definitely driven round it myself at least once before but this summer I came across a little gem I’ve never noticed before. Bjarnarfoss is a waterfall. There are thousands of waterfalls in Iceland… More Bjarnarfoss – the overlooked waterfall
Last month I was in Iceland. Mostly it was cold and wet and windy but on the Thursday it cheered up a bit. I spent the day circuiting Snæfellsnes (which, truth be told, is just a bit too much for one day) and rather than drive out to Hverinn where I’d spent the previous night,… More I accidentally saw the Northern Lights!
Iceland was a bit damp and a bit chilly but sometimes that meant it looked good. So without further ado: This statue very obviously felt the same about the rain as I did. Travel bloggers always seem to have photos of themselves from behind. I don’t have anyone to take that kind of picture of… More Photoset: Iceland 2017
It’s been a really busy few weeks and all my posts are in the wrong order because I haven’t had time to write them! But now things are quieter (Ranger finances tidied up, book published, home for a few weeks etc), I have time to blog again. Today I’m going to have a think about… More The best campsites in Iceland
When I start up the campervan, still on the forecourt of the rental office, two things happen. The van lurches horrifyingly because someone’s left it in gear and an alarm starts beeping because one of the back doors isn’t properly closed after my inspection of its contents. I have a campervan because… well, because it’s… More My campervan was… a van