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

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 (a 128-meter waterfall, surrounded by basaltic strata…

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:   The following sights are displayed in order, as if you were driving in a counterclockwise…

Delicious Langoustines in Höfn

I didn’t do much during my stay in Höfn, but I’m really happy that I stopped there for a night, because that’s where I found the best Langoustines I’ve ever eaten! I would say without hesitation they’re the best of the world! Back in 2010, I travelled around Iceland by bus. Iceland was not as popular as it is today…

Vík and surroundings

If you’re travelling in southern Iceland, on the Road 1, you will pass by the small city of Vik. Even though it’s known to be Iceland’s rainiest place, you must definitely stop there for at least one night, so you’ll have the time to explore Dyrholaey, Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach and cliffs that overlook the city. WHAT TO DO Hiking…