Tag Archives: Iceland

Why Islandia

I was recently asked (again) why I still encourage folks to visit Iceland even in this era of overtourism. I could reiterate all of the reasons to go, but this amazing short film by Moscow-based videographer Vadim Sherbakov explains it … Continue reading

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Peepshow

Icelanders have learned to cope with the scourge of overtourism with humor and aplomb. In the far northwestern town of Ísafjörður resident and museum curator Björg Elínar Sveinbjörnsdóttir recently capitalized on the nosiness of tourists who constantly peeked into the … Continue reading

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A Little Fjord Music

Part of Iceland’s problem with overtourism is that too few tourists take the time to visit the beautiful East of the country. I always try to see the “real” Iceland by driving to some of the little waterfront towns like … Continue reading

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Faroe Islands Closed For Maintenance

During the past year, it’s been impossible to read a travel magazine or blog without being told that the Faroe Islands is the next in place to visit for travelers who want to get off of the tourist trail. Of course, this … Continue reading

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An Icelandic Christmas

Iceland celebrates the winter holiday season with some unique traditions, such as Jólabókaflóð, or the Christmas book flood , Christmas book exchanges, and the “Yule Lads”. The little video below, “Christmas is Coming”, will help you get into the Icelandic holiday … Continue reading

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Summer in Iceland

Each year, Ólafur Már Björnsson produces a video compilation based on his summer travels and hikes around his native Iceland. His photography covers some areas rarely seen by tourists and only accessible to serious backcountry hikers. This year’s video already has … Continue reading

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Chill Out

I think that I deserve some credit for refraining from indulging in my Iceland obsession for a few weeks now. However, I believe that at the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere we could all use a little … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Peace

Over the years, readers of TBTP have pointed out to me that I seem to be obsessed with Iceland. While I cannot dispute the charge, I can justify my fixation on the magical island with a lengthy list of exceptional … Continue reading

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Imagine Peace

The Imagine Peace Tower is a dramatic and moving memorial to John Lennon that was built by Yoko Ono on Viðey Island just off Reykjavik, Iceland. The monument consists of a round stone base with the words “Imagine Peace” inscribed in 24 … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Book Flood

Iceland is known around the globe for its spectacular natural wonders, ultra clean environment, dynamic music scene, and hot springs skinny-dipping, but most folks are unaware that it’s one of the most literate nations in the world.Each year, more than … Continue reading

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