Snapshots of Europe: A Dubrovnik Sunset

Walk onto the rocks outside the mighty city walls of Dubrovnik and enjoy a glorious sunset across the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea. The sky lights up and positively glows! Advertisements

Snapshots of Europe: Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled in the Julian Alps of northwestern Slovenia is a stunning place. I waited a day to travel from Ljubljana to Bled to avoid a rainy day and my decision totally paid off! Walk the shores of the lake, take a boat out to Bled Island to see the Assumption  of Mary church or…

Southern Iceland – Sólheimajökull Glacier

The beautiful Sólheimajökull Glacier near the south coast of Iceland is about 8 km /5 miles long and up to 2 km / 1.2 miles wide making it the fourth largest glacier in Iceland. It is an outlet glacier of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap and ends in a lagoon at the base of the glacier. The winter’s day…

Iceland: Where Continents Meet

The great tectonic plates of North America and Eurasia meet at the Reykjanes Peninsula on the south-west coast of Iceland. These plates are continuously drifting apart and shift an estimated 2 centimetres a year (that sounds slow but 2 metres every 100 years is quite a bit!). This shift in plates creates the canyons and crevices that can…

Southern Iceland – Seljalandsfoss

Iceland and it’s waterfalls. Plentiful and beautiful. Travelling on the Southern Ring Road I arrived pretty late in the day at Seljalandsfoss on the river Seljalandsá. The sun was dropping fast on an ever so short Icelandic winters day but not to fear, luckily the waterfall is illuminated at night. I didn’t attempt the icy…

Southern Iceland – Skógafoss

Like the rest of the country, the south coast of Iceland has some spectacular scenery and beautiful sights. Skógafoss a waterfall on the Skóga River, found just off the southern ring road is one classic example of this beauty. In winter it is an icy and slippery walk towards the falls but one that is well worth it…

An Icelandic Bus Journey

A 6 hour winters journey on a bus in Iceland may not sound like much fun but this trip from Akureyri in northern Iceland, down the west coast to the capital of Reykjavik in the southern part of the country provided some amazing and diverse scenery. The bus started in ice and snow, but soon it was passing…