Category: Travel Tips

A Practical Guide to Independent Travel in Iceland

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Matt and I were recently asked by our camera club to put together a travelogue program about our trip to Iceland in the summer of 2012. Even though that trip¬†was almost two years ago now, it finally gave us the motivation¬†we needed to process and edit the thousands of photographs and video clips we shot while we were there. We spent a lot of time working on our presentation and are¬†really pleased with the final result, especially because it reminded us so much of what an amazing¬†time we had traveling in that incredible little country. What a place! It’s hard to believe that a country the same size as Kentucky has¬†so much to offer. You can see the highlights of our summer¬†in Iceland in this short video:

This blog was born in Iceland, and we’ve come a long way since then.¬†In our next series of posts, we will be¬†sharing some of our best pictures, videos, and travel/photography tips in a way that we couldn’t when we were first posting¬†from the road. We also hope¬†to update some of those¬†earlier posts with new and improved pictures and related videos to help give a better sense of what it was¬†really like to experience¬†Iceland.

To help get started, we thought we would begin with a post explaining¬†some of the practical aspects of traveling in¬†Iceland‚ÄĒyou know, the basics of visiting¬†any foreign country‚ÄĒhow to communicate with the locals, what¬†to eat, how to get¬†around and where to sleep. We think¬†this will be¬†useful to anyone entertaining the notion¬†of going¬†to Iceland, but we also hope¬†it will be enjoyable¬†to those of you who just appreciate¬†traveling vicariously.¬†So here goes! (more…)