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It seems like half the people on my Instagram feed are in Iceland lately. And while I’m definitely not the slightest bit jealous, it got me thinking about the best things Iceland has to offer in the summer. If you’re headed north of 60° this summer, here are some of my favorite Icelandic adventures: 1. Explore some lava fields. I don’t care who you are, lava is the coolest thing. Awaken your inner fourth… Read More

En route from Skaftafell we stopped at this gorgeous outlook to eat lunch and stare out across the endless black sand beach. In some parts, if you crane you neck far enough over the sheer cliff, you can spot lovable puffins hanging out below you. Totally worth the risk.Next stop, Skogar. It was our last new campsite on the trip- we would stay two nights in Reykjavik before our flight out, but that… Read More

On the way to our 4th campsite we stopped to explore Akureyri, a charming town on one of the longest fjords in Iceland, as well as at Goðafoss (yet another gorgeous waterfall). There was a bit of commotion as we approached Goðafoss. It took me a second to process that not only were there two kayakers sitting in an eddy above the falls, but they were about to paddle over the edge. As… Read More

  So I’m back from Iceland. And between you and me, I have been for almost a week- whoops! In my defense, getting back to Colorado after a month of exhausting (but great) travel only to turn around and fly half way across the world two days later is not exactly conducive to my productivity. Thankfully after a few days of poolside lounging here in Borneo the guilt kicked in and I… Read More