Massive and colorful cliffs at Zion National Park

Zion National Park has a lot to offer; steep cliffs, narrow canyons, great hiking trails and breathtaking viewpoints. Zion, Utah’s first national park, has two main regions: Zion Canyon (which is the main area and should definitely be part of your plans) and Kolob Canyon area (which I did not visit), both regions being reachable by different, unconnecting routes. We drove from…

Wandering through hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park

  Bryce Canyon National Park apparently has the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! Hoodoos (also called fairy chimneys) are typically formed in sedimentary rock and their shapes are affected by the erosional patterns of alternating hard and softer rock layers. I loved the contrast between those bizarre rock formations and the blue sky, it was amazing!…

Size doesn’t matter at the Phallus Museum

Húsavík (Iceland) is known to be one of the best places to book whale watching boat trips and is often described as the “whale watching capital of Europe”. Until 2011, it was home to two unique museums: the Whale Museum and the Phallological Museum. Yeah, the latter is pretty unconventional (but moved back in Reykjavik in 2011)!…

Celebrating National Day in Egilsstadir

The Icelandic National Day is celebrated on June 17. I happened to be in Egilsstadir on that day. There were celebrations, a parade and a small concert in the park located on Tjarnarbraut Street. I was happy to witness Icelandic’s patriotism. Later that day, I was really motivated to go to Hengifoss, so I started walking into that…

Mystical Glacial Lagoon – Jökulsarlon

Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon, located in South-East Iceland, formed by the melting of Breiðamerkurjökull, which is one of the glacier tongues of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest glacier. Jökulsárlón offers the perfect polar landscape of icebergs with black and blue reflections. It was one of my favorite spots in Iceland! If you travel on Route 1, between Skaftafell and Höfn, you…

My favorite stops along the Ring Road

Route 1 (the Ring Road) is a national road in Iceland that runs around the country. Its total length is 1,332 kilometres. If you follow this route, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and pass by many splendid waterfalls Here is a map of my favorite sights: Leaving Reykjavik, on your way to Vik 1. Seljalandsfoss‘ particularity is the ability to go behind…