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

Getting up close and personal with glaciers: Svínafellsjökull, Svartifoss and Jökulsárlón

We start our day at 10am with a tour of Svínafellsjökull glacier  by Icelandic Mountain Guides (IMG). We meet at the IMG office in the Vatnajökull National Park Visitors Centre, get kitted up with a pair of crampons and an ice-pick each, then drive the short distance to the part of the glacier we will … Continue reading Getting up close and personal with glaciers: Svínafellsjökull, Svartifoss and Jökulsárlón