RTW review – a year on the road

Wow, a year of continuous travel! And not a single mile flown. That’s quite an achievement. For my month 12 review I am going to do something different, especially since I just recently posted a lengthy review of South East Asia and also updated the post on the travel worries I had before I left. So that’s 12…

RTW review – first six months

Hard to believe I have been on the road already six months! Partly it feels like a mere matter of weeks, partly it feels like I have had at least a year’s worth of incredible experiences. This review sums up the past six months, not just the most recent month like my typical month reviews.…

RTW review – month 1

This is the last of my scheduled posts, while I am somewhere on the Atlantic onboard a cargo ship from Europe to USA. This is also the first in a planned series of reviews of each month on my Grand Adventure, the good and the bad. The best of the best I can honestly say…

RTW farewell to Iceland

It is impossible to take a bus from Reykjavik to Seyðisfjörður all in one day. The bus leaves Reykjavik in the morning, there are a few changes, most notably in Akureyri, and arrives in Egilsstadir around 7 pm. There are two bus connections per day to Seyðisfjörður this time of year, but both are well…

RTW Reykjavik and the Golden Circle

After our wonderful visit to Grundarfjörður in the west, we returned to Reykjavik for a few days. We took the same bus connections back to Reykjavik, except this time we all had to change at a whistle-stop near Grundarfjörður. When I say “all”, I mean all, as the bus driver swapped with another mini bus driver along with…

RTW Grundarfjoerdur and Kirkjufell

  Getting to Grundarfjörður (or Grundarfjoerdur, Anglicized) by bus from Reykjavik isn’t a simple affair. First you have to take a bus to Artun or Mjödd, to connect to a 7:45 bus to Borgarnes. You change buses there, and depending on day and some mysterious forces, you either continue directly to Grundarfjörður, or change once at a…

RTW snorkelling in Iceland

It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Iceland, is it? The air temperature was a few degrees below zero Celsius, there was fresh snow on the ground from the night before, and there we were, stripping down to our thermal underwear only to put on thick overalls and a…

RTW Akureyri, Iceland

If you to view the photos at your speed, head to Flick. Akureyri is another happily situated town in Iceland, tucked away at the lower end of a fabulous fjord, like Seydisfjordur. I arrived in Akureyri around 1 pm on a bus from Seydisfjordur. As the weather was glorious, I took a long happy walk around town and…

RTW Iceland by ferry

If you to view the photos at your speed, head to Flick. Iceland! I’m finally here! It took me a while to get here, but it was so worth it! In my Iceland preview post, I mentioned what would make my trip a success: Northern lights, Silfra snorkeling and the scenery. I have already ticked off…