Last year, we celebrated our 10th year of being together, in Iceland and it really was a magical trip! From volcanoes that throw surprise parties now and then, complete with fireworks and ashy plumes to gigantic glaciers grinding downhill, threatening to melt and make one large swimming pool out of Iceland, to geysers that shower […]
Day tripping to Iceland’s Golden Circle
Just as how people would say it’s a shame to visit Iceland without going to the Blue Lagoon, it would be crazy to miss a day trip out to Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction – the Golden Circle. (The Golden Circle is a marketing-friendly term encapsulating the three sights of Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir) Easily covered […]
8 reasons why Iceland should win Euro 2016
Iceland is one quirky place. Whether it’s bearded descendants of the Vikings trawling the pubs of Reykjavik, or bearded trolls menacingly guarding the lava plains of the South Coast, this is one kooky Island. Anyone who has been to Iceland will understand what it feels like to be bitten by the Icelandic Brrrbug. Suddenly, you […]
Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days
Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]
Castle House – your home in Reykjavik!
Castle House Luxury Apartments – I can’t imagine a more homey yet classy place to stay at in Reykjavik! We had just come off a long flight from Singapore to Iceland and by the time we had reached the hotel, we were tired. It was late at night, also because we had gone to the Blue […]
Blue Lagoon Reykjavik
The Blue Lagoon. Billed as the “must-visit” attraction in Iceland. Sorry, but that really depends. As timings would have it, we arrived rather late into Reykjavik on a cold October day and by the time we reached the Blue Lagoon at 5pm, not only was it dark, but it was also raining. Tip: The guides say you should […]
Argentina meets Japan at Sushi Samba, Iceland!
Argentina meets Japan in Iceland at Sushi Samba! Well, not quite just Argentina but as billed on their website, South American and Japanese cuisine pair up to take centrestage at this kooky, buzzy restaurant. We walked in without reservations on a busy Saturday night and no problem, they settled us in quickly. It probably helped […]
Icelandic Seafood feast at Fiskmarkadurinn!
When it comes to Iceland, lamb and lobster rule – luckily they’re my favourite kind of food! Fish restaurants abound in Reykjavik, all proudly showcasing their variety of happy swimmers and amongst the best is Fiskmarkadurinn, sister restaurant to another popular restaurant, Grillmarkadurinn. You could choose amongst the many ala carte items that all sound […]