day trips


As you travel from the south coast of Iceland, a garrison of emerald-topped sentinels rises dramatically from the North Atlantic.  The Westman Islands lie roughly seven miles south of the Icelandic mainland, an isolated outpost of hearty fishermen, puffin colonies, and volcanic fury.  This archipelago of 15-18 islands (depending on the tide) are among the youngest land masses on earth […]

The Westman Islands


Thanks to Icelandair, it’s easy (and free) to schedule a short stopover in Iceland on your way between Europe and North America. Being more than a little partial to Iceland, I’d of course recommend that you stay as long as you possibly can, but if you only have a few days, you can still experience enough of this beautiful country […]

What to Do with Three Days in Iceland


When you look at a map of Iceland, you can’t help but think “It looks so small.” But once you set foot on Iceland, the enormity of it strikes you. Yes, it’s roughly the size of the US state of Ohio, and yes, you could conceivably drive the 832 miles (1332 kms) around the Ring Road in two very long […]

What to Do with Two Days in Iceland