South Coast Classic Tour: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Sebby Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

We toyed with the idea of hiring a car during our visit to Iceland, but decided instead to take arranged coach tours to some of the sights we wanted to see. We actually used two companies and our first excursion was with Reykjavik Sightseeing, on their South Coast Classic Tour. We were collected at our nearest bus stop to our apartments and taken to the main bus station, where we picked up our coach and met our tour guide, Alex. It was raining when we left Reykjavik and I have to admit that we didn’t get much of a view… Continue Reading “South Coast Classic Tour: Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach”

Opal Apartments Iceland – Review

Reyjavik-Harbour

When travelling with the kids, we prefer to stay in a apartment or cottage as it gives us more space and the chance for the kids to have their own space. During our stay in Iceland, we stayed at Opal Apartments which are situated on the main Laugavegur Street – one of the oldest streets in Iceland’s capital. Although it is the main high street, Opal Apartments are situated at the end and apart from the occasional bus rumbling past, we found them very quiet and peaceful. The apartment had an open plan kitchen and living area, with all the home comforts… Continue Reading “Opal Apartments Iceland – Review”

What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October

Aurora Borealis or northern light above kirkjufell mountain in iceland

Visiting Iceland has been at the top of my bucket list for a few years and we have finally booked to go and are counting down the days now. Visiting Iceland in October gives you a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights, however, it is also their wettest month of the year so you need to be prepared for rain and cool temperatures. Average temperatures for Iceland in October range from 2 to 7 so it won’t be quite as cold as when we packed for Lapland, however some of my tips still stand and we will be using… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Iceland in October”

Why a visit to Iceland is top of my bucket list

Aurora Borealis or northern light above kirkjufell mountain in iceland

Visiting Iceland has been top of my bucket list of destinations for a few years now, but events have conspired against us each time we have tried to book a visit, but we are hoping that next year is the year we get there. Why visit Iceland? As a student I had a real fascination about Geology, volcanoes and earthquakes and where better to indulge in my inner geek than Iceland. The country lies on the divergent boundary between the Eurasian plate and the North American plate and is one of the most active volcanic regions on Earth, where almost… Continue Reading “Why a visit to Iceland is top of my bucket list”

Our Travel Plans and Travel Wishlist for 2018

Camp Bestival

It is the first week of January and with the wind howling and the rain drumming on the windows, my thoughts are turning to our travel plans for 2018. I would like to say we are really organised and have a plan in place for every month but with Hubby’s work constraints and Kian about to embark on his final few months of A-Levels, things are a bit up in the air. Our Travel Plans This month we will be staying close to home and enjoying some local days out. It is also Eliza’s 7th birthday and we have booked… Continue Reading “Our Travel Plans and Travel Wishlist for 2018”

Our Travel wishlist for 2017

Carnival Vista

Writing a travel wishlist for the year is always trickier than a days out one as a lot depends on being able to get time off work and having the money to do it. Our travel plans have already changed this year with our holiday to Disneyland Paris during the kids extended half term break, cancelled as Hubby cannot get the time off work. To say we are disappointed is an understatement as every time Sebby sees an advert on the TV he exclaims that he wants to go there. Lesson One: Book school holiday time off as early as… Continue Reading “Our Travel wishlist for 2017”