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A week in Iceland – Day 6

A week in Iceland – Day 6

In my first blog post about Iceland (http://onemoreday.blog/?p=165&fbclid=IwAR2GmjlmQBKrafzFTCJS8wvD_GSKYs2xa0hI3eVAnXcWEkk8l6LEkvOuGtg) I mentioned tours and how expensive they can make your visit in Iceland. Certain things are not essential to me, but I also see how unforgettable some experiences can be. Both my friend and I agreed on spending some money to do whale watching. I looked up the best spots to see whales and Dalvík popped up. Situated in the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, this seaside town offers a lot more than just whale…

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A week in Iceland – Day 5

A week in Iceland – Day 5

Ready for another wonderful day? The majority of people think that the only opportunity they have to bathe in a hot spring is to go to the Blue Lagoon. There are a lot more places where you can enjoy a natural pool of hot water without paying (see https://livelifewithaview.com/free-hot-springs-iceland/). We were heading to the region of Mývatn to enjoy half a day of relaxation, a comfortable treat which is cheaper and less crowded than the Blue Lagoon. When we were…

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A week in Iceland – Day 4

A week in Iceland – Day 4

I love planning trips, especially those on the road. The freedom and possibilities you have are the best thing! You can read as many travel websites and guides as you want, but every trip will be different and personal. You will decide how long you want to spend staring at that waterfall or walking through that park. During my planning I left this day pretty empty to just “see what’s there”. We could have driven back South for a couple…

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A week in Iceland – Day 3

A week in Iceland – Day 3

Have you ever walked behind a waterfall? The first stop of our third day in Iceland brought us to Seljalandsfoss. It drops from 60 meters of height and it is not difficult to find, in fact you can see if from the ring road. Remember the impossible-to-pronounce volcano (Eyjafjallajökull) which erupted in 2010 and caused disruption to air traffic in Europe? Well, one of the glaciers around it melts into a river which creates this waterfall. If you haven’t done…

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A week in Iceland – Day 2

A week in Iceland – Day 2

When I imagined what Iceland would look like, I had geysers and waterfalls in mind. There are lots of wonderful sites to see in the south-west, so our second day started off perfectly. We drove from Reykjavík to Geysir, an impressive geothermal area where you can really see the power of Mother Earth in action. It is free to visit, not very big, easy to walk around and just a little wet. I’d recommend arriving as early as possible to…

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A week in Iceland – Day 1

A week in Iceland – Day 1

You may be wondering if Iceland can be seen in 7 days. Truth to be told, you could spend a week just in the South-West area. Driving all around the country is also feasible. If you haven’t done so already, check out my post which gives tips on travelling to Iceland http://onemoreday.blog/?p=165. The first day my friend and I travelled in the morning from different airports and we met at Keflavík airport (KEF) to pick up the rental car. I…

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Tips for Iceland on a budget

Tips for Iceland on a budget

In the past few years, Iceland has become a huge tourist attraction. With its volcanic beaches, national parks, hot springs,waterfalls and iceberg lagoons, it’s a paradise for nature lovers and photography passionates. We all imagine it to be quite expensive, and I’m not going to lie.. it is! Clearly, your budget will dictate the kind of trip you’ll do. Some people like to go expensive hotels and eat in fancy restaurants every meal, but if you’re reading this I assume…

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The beginning

The beginning

“What are you going to do after that?” I heard this question several times. While I was finishing school, my undergraduate and master degree, then my internship in Ireland and a 4-year PhD in England. I didn’t even know what I was doing in that moment and I was pretty tired of thinking about the day after tomorrow, when the important thing was to just focus on today. I was chased by the typical Italian mentality according to which you…

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