Day: February 19, 2023

strokkur geysir in the Golden Circle, Iceland
Iceland Travel Guide

Strokkur Geysir: Natural phenomena on The Golden Circle

Strokkur Geysir is one of the most famous and active geysers in Iceland, cementing its place as one of the main attractions on any Golden Circle tour. You can expect to see eruptions every 6 – 10 minutes, and when they happen the steam can reach 20 metres high. Occasionally it has been known to […]

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Sky Lagoon Spa in reykjavik
Iceland Travel Guide

Sky Lagoon: Complete relaxation in the outskirts of Reykjavik

Without a doubt you will be asked two questions when you return from Iceland. “Did you see the Northern Lights?” And “Did you go to the Blue Lagoon?”. Now I was incredibly lucky to see the former, but when the weather turned against me and cancelled my trip to the Blue Lagoon, I was left […]

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the Secret Lagoon, oldest swimming pool in the Golden Circle, Iceland
Iceland Travel Guide

The Secret Lagoon, the Golden Circles bucket list spa

Before I came to the Secret Lagoon, I had never even been to a lagoon before. I was incredibly excited to see one on my itinerary sheet for the Golden Circle tour. For the best experience I decided I would do no googling in advance to see what to expect. I wanted to go in […]

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Flyover Iceland flight simulator in Reykjavik for travel blog Brads Backpack
Iceland Travel Guide

FlyOver Iceland: Your guide to the virtual experience

When my original plans to visit the Blue Lagoon were cancelled, I was left with a whole day to fill. I had already booked tickets for the Sky Lagoon instead. But that was in the afternoon leaving my morning free. I remembered reading a brochure at the airport about FlyOver Iceland, a virtual flying experience […]

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Icelandic Phallological Museum exhibit
Iceland Travel Guide

Phallological Museum: Reykjaviks Quirkiest Attraction

Culture is always important to me when I travel, and there isn’t a better place to discover local culture than a museum. By this point of my trip, I had already been to various museums. Including the Perlan Museum and learned about the Icelandic landscape. And later in the day, I had arranged to visit […]

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Perlan Museum in Reykjavik Iceland
Iceland Travel Guide

Perlan Museum: A journey through Icelandic Nature

I came to the Perlan Museum as part of a tour with G Adventures. We had originally planned to visit the Lava Caves but the weather had other plans for us,  and with the roads out of Reykjavik blocked by snow our tour guide Francious thought of his feet and took us here instead, and […]

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The Rainbow Road in Reykjavik Iceland, painted as the LGBT Flag for pride
Iceland Travel Guide

Reykjavik’s Rainbow Street: Instagram-worthy moments in Iceland

Back in 2015, the city of Reykjavik decided to paint one of its streets a rainbow to celebrate Reykjavik Gay Pride which started in 1999. Since then the festival has grown and attracts up to 100,000 visitors each year. The now-named Rainbow Street is painted year-round, with many stopping to pose and have their photos […]

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Skydive Australia in North Woolongong
Australasia Travel Guide

Skydive Australia: Ultimate views from above

Skydiving is a popular experience throughout Australia, and no doubt if you miss one opportunity they’ll be another just around the corner. I had my first chance to skydive in Airlie Beach. But my tour guide confused me and I thought we could only do one experience. So I chose to do scuba diving instead.  […]

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Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland Australia
Australasia Travel Guide

Whitehaven Beach: Why this beach needs to be on your Bucket List

Whitehaven Beach was one of the stunning beaches I visited during my Australian tour. I came here as part of a multi-day yacht tour of the Whitsunday Islands. This award-winning beach was the highlight of our tour and for many is the sole reason to visit the Whitsundays. Being accessible only by boat, Whitehaven Beach […]

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British Defender Maxi Yacht in the whitsundays
Australasia Travel Guide

Sailing the Whitsundays: An adventure on the sea

Of course you can visit Whitehaven beach directly, but what better way to reach it than a three-day boat sailing the Whitsundays. Arriving at Airlie Beach. I had just spent the last twelve hours on a train down and could not wait to stretch my legs. Making my way from the train station to the […]

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