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Soaking in the Secret Lagoon – Visiting a Hot Spring in Iceland

When we visited Iceland, we were excited about experiencing a hot spring. After a lot of researching I decided the Blue Lagoon was out, it looked super busy and touristy (not to mention pricey!).

A firm favourite was the Secret Lagoon, or in Icelandic Gamla Laugin.

The Secret Lagoon is in Flúðir, close to the Golden Circle. It is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, dating back to 1891.

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A Quick Guide to Hiking Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh

Whilst we were in Edinburgh there was one thing on my ‘must do’ list. I wanted to hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat so we could enjoy the panoramic views over the city.

Arthur’s Seat sits just to the east of the city centre in Holyrood Park. It is the highest point at a height of 822 feet.

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Exploring the Scottish Highlands – 10 Day Scotland Road Trip Itinerary

So you want to explore the Scottish Highlands but don’t know where to start? I’ve put together a 10 day Scotland road trip itinerary just for you! Starting and ending in Edinburgh you can easily catch a flight in if you are from overseas. This itinerary is fully tried and tested as we took this exact road trip last September. So without further ado lets get exploring.

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Iceland Road Trip Part 1 – Reykjavik to Vik in 5 Days

I first came across Iceland after researching weekend city breaks. Reykjavik came onto my radar for the first time.

As I knew absolutely nothing about Reykjavik I started researching things to do. I soon came to realise however that there was so much more to Iceland than Reykjavik.

After finally convincing hubby and a lot of late night searching and pinning onto google maps, our 2 week road trip around Iceland was born.

Fast forward to April 2017 and the adventure finally begins!

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What to Pack for Iceland – 2 Weeks in April (+ FREE Checklist)

When we first decided to visit Iceland in April I was clueless on the weather and temperatures we would be facing. I did a ton of research on what I needed to take and for the most part it worked well.

We visited for 2 weeks and didn’t plan on doing any washing so I felt it was harder to work out how many of each item we would need.

I did end up overpacking slightly (as I always do!) so I have refined my list below to what I actually used.

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Iceland Road Trip Expenses Breakdown – How much does it cost to road trip in Iceland for 2 weeks?

Remember last November I set a budget for our Iceland road trip? Well I’m here today with an update for you! I have our actual Iceland road trip expenses from our 2 week road trip last month!

Only one thing really majorly changed from the original budget. We ended up renting a 2WD car rather than a 4×4 due to the cost. Everything else was pretty much as planned, no nasty surprises!

So without further ado, lets find out how much it actually costs to road trip in Iceland for 2 weeks in April.

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Hiring a Car in Iceland – A Comprehensive Guide

So you have decided you want to explore Iceland’s ring road, but how do you do it?

Iceland does have a network of bus routes but these only run regularly from June to mid September. There aren’t any trains to get you around and taxis would be mega expensive.

If you want to explore the beauty of Iceland your only real option will be to hire a car.

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Marie Curie Daffodils at St Pauls Cathedral
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Visiting the Marie Curie ‘Garden of Light’ at St Paul’s Cathedral

On the 1st March Marie Curie launched their garden of light, a beautiful tribute to the work of their nurses. The garden features 2,100 illuminated daffodils and each one represents a Marie Curie Nurse here in the UK. The project was inspired by the handmade poppy installation at the Tower of London in 2014. Although nowhere near as large scale it was still a moving experience.

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2 Weeks in The Land of Fire and Ice – An Iceland Road Trip Budget

Next Spring I will finally be taking on one of my bucket list adventures. A 2-week road trip around Iceland. Iceland has been on my radar for what seems the longest time. Its natural beauty has captivated me and I simply cannot wait to see it with my own eyes.

Waterfalls, geysers, canyons, glacier lagoons, hot springs, lava fields, fjords… why would you not want to visit this enchanting place?

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