MY TRAVEL BLOG

Two years and the importance of connecting when travelling

Our two year anniversary, and the importance of connecting when travelling Iceland Unwrapped by helgastina is two years old this October. The reason for establishing the company here in Holland was to try to combine my interest in tourism, connecting people and my...

Icelandic Power-women

When I was growing up in Iceland, I was surrounded by powerful women. My mother came from the “West fjords” in northwest Iceland where life was harsh, nature was brutal and women often had to lead the fight for their families survival. My grandmother on my...

Why Dining With The Icelanders?

“The dinner we had in the Meeting the Icelanders experience was one of the best meals we had on the trip. The food was spectacular – so fresh and prepared perfectly! The ingredients were all locally sourced. The fish was just caught by her father and the lettuce fresh...

Iceland by the seasons: and why you need a travel planner for each

A season-by-season guide to planning an Iceland trip Iceland may be a small country with only 330,000 residents.  But the combination of high tourist numbers and a difficult-to-navigate language makes local knowledge a valuable resource for a visitor who wants to get...

The unexplained – Iceland and the Westfjords

I just finished reading a chilling book by Yrsa, a leading Icelandic crime-fiction writer. The story happens in the Westfjords, actually where my mother‘s side of the family comes from and where people really had to fight for their survival on a daily basis, not so...

Iceland – Geothermal water and Northern lights

It is soon time. The time of the Northern Lights in the North is arriving again. The best time to witness this beautiful and extraordinary event in Iceland is between last September until March. To be honest, I didn´t notice any Northern Lights when I was a kid. I...

Iceland – It is all in the water

I’ve just spent the last three months in Iceland. I had the possibility to explore the country, meet my fellow Icelanders, get to know amazing entrepreneurs, and experience amazing food and cultural events suitable for a country of millions. But what struck me...