Aurora hunting: chasing Iceland’s northern lights

One of the main reasons we chose to holiday in Iceland was the chance to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights. It was a bucket-list item that I had planned to tick off one day, but initially didn’t plan to do so soon – for some reason I expected I would do it later … Continue reading Aurora hunting: chasing Iceland’s northern lights

Akureyri: Iceland’s northern capital

We are on our way from Lake Mývatn to Akureyri. Just out of Lake Mývatn we stop to view Goðafoss, waterfall of the gods, and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. After visiting so many small towns, it feels kind of strange to drive into Iceland’s ‘Northern capital’ Akureyri; the town of around … Continue reading Akureyri: Iceland’s northern capital