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Destination Europe

10 Must See Places to Visit around Reykjavik

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January 30, 2020

Back in October, we headed to the destination that has been at the top of my bucket list since I started this blog – Iceland.

We stayed in a lovely apartment in Reykjavik, using it as a base to explore as much of Iceland as we could in 5 days.

We…

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Golden Circle Tour – Gullfoss Waterfall

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January 14, 2020

The Golden Circle is Icelands most popular destination and consists of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall and the explosive geysir geothermal area.

We booked our Golden Circle Tour with Grayline and our first stop was Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park. In my second post of our Golden Circle Tour, we…

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Golden Circle Tour – Þingvellir National Park

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January 12, 2020

The Golden Circle is Icelands most popular destination and consists of Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park, the powerful Gullfoss waterfall and the explosive geysir geothermal area.

We booked our Golden Circle Tour with Grayline and set off to explore on the rainiest day of our visit to Iceland and it took…

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Whale Watching with Sea Trips Reykjavik

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January 8, 2020

We couldn’t go to Iceland without booking a whale watching trip as it is one of the best locations in the world to spot a variety of whales on the coast.

The peak time for whale watching in Iceland is April to October, so we knew we were at the…

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Our Travel Highlights of 2019

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January 1, 2020

Last year I wrote a post all about our travel our year of travel in 2018 and remarked that we had nothing booked for 2019.

I feel like it is history repeating itself as we have yet to book anything for 2020, but 2019 was a really memorable year of travel for…

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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik Old Harbour

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December 30, 2019

Seeing the Northern Lights is something that eluded us during our visit to Lapland, so when we booked our holiday to Iceland, we looked into various tours that would give us the best chance of seeing them.

Northern Lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies, so you need to…

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Iceland South Coast Classic Tour: The Glacier and Waterfalls

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December 28, 2019

Our first excursion during our visit to Iceland was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour and for the first half of the tour we visited Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and this post covers the second half of our excursion.

Upon leaving the pretty town of Vik, we headed…

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Iceland South Coast Classic Tour: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

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November 20, 2019

We toyed with the idea of hiring a car during our visit to Iceland, but decided instead to take arranged coach tours to some of the sights we wanted to see.

We actually used two companies and our first excursion was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour.

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City Sightseeing Tour of Reykjavik – Review

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November 13, 2019

I often see the vibrant red buses of City Sightseeing in our own home town of Bournemouth, but until now we have never been on one.

On our first full day in Reykjavik, Iceland, we decided to hop on one their local bus for a tour of the beautiful city.

The…

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Is the Blue Lagoon suitable for kids?

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November 9, 2019

When we started planning our trip to Iceland, the first destination we wanted to visit was the Blue Lagoon.

It is the perfect destination to visit either to or from the airport as it is just a 20 minute transfer aboard a coach and they offer a separate secure Luggage…

KARA GUPPY
Bournemouth

Are we nearly there yet? is a new online blog run by me, Kara Guppy, and is named as such thanks to my daughter Eliza who always asks that very question when we are less than 5 minutes up the road heading off on our adventures. You may know me from my other family blog chelseamamma.co.uk