Category: Akureyri

  • Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Best DIY writing retreat destinations

    Despite the fact that writing is a solitary act, most writing retreats charge hundreds of dollars to bring you together with a bunch of other writers and inundate you with workshops and talks about the writing and publishing industry. If you’re just looking for a quiet place to sit and write, you’re largely on your…

  • If you can get to Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote town in Greenland, you can stay for free

    If you can get to Ittoqqortoormiit, the most remote town in Greenland, you can stay for free

    I woke up today to this fabulous proposition: stay at the world’s most remote hotel for free. In disbelief, I scoured through the details. The guest house is located in a tiny island off the coast of Greenland called Ittoqqortoomiit with a population of less than 500 people. If that doesn’t ring a bell, according…

  • Drunk Interview: Road-tripping in Iceland

    Drunk Interview: Road-tripping in Iceland

    Iceland is probably the best place I’ve ever been to. When I went, I stayed in main cities and ventured on day trips to see the beauty of the country’s landscapes. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of going back to take a road trip around the country. My friend did just that last spring. So…

  • Iceland: A photojournal

    Iceland: A photojournal

  • Tips on seeing (and photographing) the Northern Lights in Iceland

    Tips on seeing (and photographing) the Northern Lights in Iceland

    Though it’s nothing I would ever recommend doing, I went to Iceland just to see the northern lights. Having been there, now one of my favorite countries in the world, I would definitely recommend going to Iceland just to see Iceland. But at the time, my main impetus was seeing the Northern Lights. Here is…

  • Best hot baths in cold cities

    Best hot baths in cold cities

    I first got addicted to enjoying steaming hot baths in the winter on a trip to Iceland. I live in a hot tropical climate so I’m used to only going into warm bodies of water when it’s almost 90 degrees out and I’m sweltering. When I was in Iceland, we took a day tour of Akureyri…