Iceland

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Iceland is a dreamy country, with its glaciers, fjords and volcanoes. This mixture of landscapes, each more extraordinary than the next, is astonishing.

The main road circles the island and it is therefore on the coasts that the vast majority of cities are located. As a result, the centre is rarely visited, mainly because of the difficult access but also because of the harsh climate.

West Coast

The west of the island is the Reykjavik region and the southern peninsula.

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a city worth a visit with its small size but its metropolitan atmosphere. Between its colourful houses typical of the Nordic countries and its view of the snow-covered mountains, it gives an excellent insight into the country.

The famous Blue Lagoon, the geothermal natural spa, is located south of Reykjavik on the southern peninsula. It is possible to swim in its warm waters (on average 39°C) surrounded by volcanic rock fields.

In the Western Region, you can also venture into the Snaefellsness Peninsula. At the end of it is the Snæfellsjökull volcano, which is topped by a glacier. You can also see black sandy beaches like Djúpalónssandur.

Icelandic fjords

Icelandic Fjords are located in two completely opposite regions: the Western Fjords region and the Eastern Fjords region.

In the western part, there are many small fishing villages to visit. The largest is Isafjordur and the most picturesque Vigur. You can also go to Sudureyri or Flateyri which offer magnificent landscapes, with a breathtaking view of their respective fjords, parallel with each other.

Then, for natural landscapes, it is also to the west that we find the famous Dynjandi waterfall. Exceptional in both size and shape, it is in fact a succession of microwatefalls. There are also many hot springs, those of the Mjóifjörður fjord are kept secret, you will need a local guide to get there.

The Eastern Fjords are a few visited region of Iceland, out of the classic tours. However, it is here that the glacial lake of Jökulsárlón is located, where some brave people dare to swim.

Seyðisfjörður is a small town worth a visit, not only for its route going down into the fjord, but also for its colourful typical houses where contact with the local inhabitants is easy.

South Iceland

South Iceland is one of the most accessible and therefore one of the most visited regions, but it is mainly because of the large number of places and activities that travellers come to discover the region.

The island’s most impressive and famous volcanoes can be found in this region, such as the Eyjafjallajökull (whose eruption paralysed Europe in 2010) or the Katla which is in a glacier. The Geyser site is also located in this region, where you can discover the most active geyser in the world.

It is also in the South, on the beach of Solheimasandur, that the carcass of the American army aircraft is located. Finally, the city of Vik is known for its spectacular surrounding cliffs and black sandy beaches.

North Iceland

It is in the north of Iceland that you can see the great plains, Icelandic wild horses or even some geothermal sites.

In the east, you can discover natural wonders such as the volcanic lake of Mývatn or the most powerful waterfalls in Europe: Dettifoss Falls.

On the other side, in the North-West region, you can go to the Vatnsnes peninsula where many Icelandic horses live.

For a trip to the end of the world, you have to go to the island of Grímsey. Indeed, it is the northernmost inhabited part of Iceland, and is crossed by the Arctic Circle.

Iceland is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Moreover with the strong increase of its tourist attractiveness the prices have known a rather important boom these last years. The prices continue to evolve quite strongly in the country. It is therefore particularly important to prepare your budget before your departure.

On average, you should count on daily expenses of 230€. Budgets can range from 70€ to more than 400€ per day.

Fortunately, one of the main assets of Iceland is its natural sites where it is possible to enjoy the show for free. You can manage to reduce your expenses by going to less touristy towns, camping and visiting natural sites.

Flights from France cost on average between 280€ and 500€ depending on your city of departure.

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Backpack

Daily expenses for meals with a small budget25€
Daily expenses for accommodation with a small budget30€
Daily expenses for transportation with a small budget15€
Daily expenses for activities with a small budget0€
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Daily expenses for meals with an average budget50€
Daily expenses for accommodation with an average budget140€
Daily expenses for transportation with an average budget25€
Daily expenses for activities with an average budget15€
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Daily expenses for meals with a big budget80€
Daily expenses for accommodation with a big budget250€
Daily expenses for transportation with a big budget40€
Daily expenses for activities with a big budget30€
Average cost of flights Paris-Reykjavík  Paris – Reykjavík280€

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Iceland is not a destination for lovers of idleness on the beaches under the great heat. Although the summer period (June to August) offers higher temperatures, rain and wind are quite present.

It is therefore preferable to visit this country from June to September, especially because some areas are closed during winter, due to dangerousness because of the large amount of snow.

However, to observe the Northern Lights, the ideal season is between September and March.

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, bordering Vatnajökull National Park in southeastern Iceland. Its still, blue waters are dotted with icebergs from the surrounding glacier. The Glacier Lagoon flows through a short waterway into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving chunks of ice on a black sand beach. In winter, the fish-filled lagoon hosts hundreds of seals. I stood here and watched the sunrise one morning, and it was incredibly serene.

A client bought this print from me and had it blown up to 28x40 and put on a framed canvas, and it’s an honour to have it adorning the walls of her home.
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When visiting the great outdoors, please remember to practice Leave No Trace principles. ❤️🌲

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A Breathtaking Place! 😍😍😍 ~ Double Tap ❤❤
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Grimsey Island.

It’s one of the land masses you can stop on that’s literally on the Northern Arctic Circle (and get a certificate saying you’ve crossed it). The island is 40km north of Iceland, and is just 5km long and 2km wide. It’s also home to more than a million sea birds. With more than 60% of the Earth's entire Atlantic puffin population, Grimsey is definitely the world's Puffin capital.

Spending the day on this incredible island, with it’s 80,000 pairs of mating Puffins, it was an incredible experience, and one I look forward to repeating in the future.

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Seljalandsfoss, part 2, the front face.

Seljalandsfoss is located in the South Region in Iceland. The waterfall drops 197 ft and is part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull. You can walk behind the falls into a small cave! I posted a pic from inside the cave last week if you’re interested in checking it out!

Seljalandsfoss is one Iceland’s most popular waterfalls, and has been featured on film many times, from Star Trek to The Amazing Race, a Justin Bieber music video, and more!

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A bit of sunshine after some crazy flash floods yesterday in London ☀️☔️ Happy Monday everyone! wearing houseofcb
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ALIVE 🌋🇮🇸
Last night I went back to see volcanic eruption at Fagradalsfjall in Iceland and it's been almost exactly two months since the last time I was here.

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For one, it is not a geyser-like eruption anymore and the volcano has many dormant periods. Also the weather is much more volatile and defined by thick fog hanging in those mountains. Both make it a game of luck for spectators.

I got lucky.
After three weeks in Iceland I wanted to end the trip with a visit to the volcano and set aside this one day for it. After waiting the entire day in my car for the weather to clear I got incredibly lucky that the fog mostly cleared out, the rain wasn't too bad, and that the volcano was violently active.

On this trip I trip I have shot so much, so watch this space and my YouTube channel for so...much...more... to come. 🤙

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