Icelandic Waterfalls

Iceland is a waterfall lovers dream, as glacier water pours off the landscape throughout the country. Gullfoss One the most impressive waterfalls I’ve seen (though Niagara Falls is pretty big!), aided by unusual Icelandic sunshine creating some wonderful rainbows, including directly across the footpath! Seljalandsfoss No sun, so no rainbows this time, but rain and…

Akureyri

Known as Iceland’s second city, despite it being the fourth largest, Akureyri is a diverting spot for a few hours, though not much more. It does have a beautiful setting though, on the shores of a rather large fjord in Northern Iceland. Akureyri Museum A good place to start as the permanent exhibition downstairs covers…

Iceland from the road

Travelling around Iceland involves a lot of time on the road, it’s a bigger place than you might imagine. It’s the size of Scotland and Wales combined, with somewhat few roads, and a fraction of the population. Moving vehicles and photography aren’t usually a great combination but being on a bus, armed with my telephoto…

Geothermal Iceland

Provider of cheap power, plentiful hot water, and milky blue baths, geothermal is an important part of Iceland, if less frequently found than one might assume. The Myvatn region has everything you’d expect and can be covered easily in an afternoon, with everything other than the baths free to access. Hverir An impressive collection of…

Highlands of Iceland

How I imagined more of Iceland to be, a barren black volcanic landscape mostly devoid of life, the highlands make up the centre of the island.It’s a great experience to drive through this landscape, on the edge of which lies the unusually lush Möðrudalur Valley, home to our accommodation for the night. At 469m above…

Djúpivogur Stone Museum

One of the more random stops on my ten day exploration around Iceland with Intrepid. It wasn’t in the trip notes, and our guide only found out about it when the van broke down on a trip (thankfully not ours). Above a garage in Djúpivogur (a small town on the far east of Iceland, about…

Funniest Auckland theatre shows

Inspired by Basement Theatre’s upcoming mini comedy festival (5-9 September) I thought I’d reflect on the funniest theatre shows (not stand up) that I’ve seen in the past few years. Clearly humour is a matter of personal taste, but hopefully you saw and enjoy some of these shows. Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science! (Basement Theatre)…