Hear about journey to the South of Iceland as the Amateur Traveler talks to hotelier Friðrik Pálsson about his native land.
Friðrik claims, “South Iceland, south and southwest Iceland is additional or less open up all calendar year. It is incredibly seldom we have any complications with the streets or anything at all like that. I would say 80% of our company get a motor vehicle at the airport and they drive themselves. It’s incredibly simple to navigate about. I would say just about every person younger than 50 or 60 would speak English pretty properly and on the entire I can say that we are incredibly welcoming people and valuable.”
Friðrik starts us with some of the normal sites. He encourages us to spend a day or two checking out the Golden Circle. Below you will uncover the geyser from which all other geysers get there title, Gullfoss (foss indicates waterfall in Icelandic), and Thingvellir (the Aged Parliment). You will see where the North American and European tectonic plates satisfy. Maybe on the way there, tour the Hellisheidi Geothermal Electric power Plant. Iceland will get considerably of its vitality wants from geothermal.
In the darkest areas of wintertime you will only have possibly 3 several hours of daylight so it will just take extended to see all the websites, but you will have the payment of currently being equipped to see the Northern Lights.
Friðrik also encourages us to get a bit off the tourist observe. He won’t say really do not go to the popular Blue Lagoon, but he does inspire a cease at the Mystery Lagoon which are thermal swimming pools that have been utilized for a lot of many years by locals.
His attendees adore some of the out of doors functions like tremendous jeep excursions into the interior or to the prime of Eyjafjallajökull (“The Iceland Volcano” that closed down air vacation in a great deal of Europe in 2010). Or choose an ice cave tour.
The south of Iceland has a sequence of wonderful waterfalls including Seljalandsfoss, Gluggafoss, Glufrabui, and Skógafoss which are conveniently reached by auto. It has very long black sand beaches. Many persons will want to travel as considerably as Hof to see the popular Diamond Beach which is lined with chucks of ice and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Friðrik endorses taking the ferry to the island of Vestmannaeyjar just off the south coast. Listed here you can see several of Iceland’s chicken species this sort of as puffins.
Through the summer you can hike in the southern highlands in Landmannalaugar. The spot is know for thermal baths and sweeping fields of dried magma. The effectively-recognised Laugavegur trail commences in this location. Nationwide Geographic has named this multi-day hike one particular of the world’s ideal hikes.
Significant hikers should contemplate a hike of Thórsmörk which is a mountain ridge situated involving the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. It is named for the Norse God Thor.
Friðrik loves seeing the reaction of folks as they initially arrive to Iceland and have that “Where am I?” response. Iceland is a exclusive and gorgeous put that should be on your bucket checklist.
subscribe: rss feed | Apple podcasts
Zocdoc is a Cost-free app that exhibits you physicians who are individual-reviewed, take your insurance coverage and are accessible when you need them. Go to zocdoc.com/traveler to download the application these days.
This episode is sponsored by Cal-Am. With 12 homes across Arizona, Cal-Am Resorts supply experiences made just for older audiences. In contrast to a time share, you purchase a property letting you to occur any time you want and stay for as extensive as you want. Get in touch with Steve Ryerson at 888-883-4609 or visit discovercal-am.com.
proper simply click here to download (mp3)
Pay a visit to Iceland
Golden Circle (Iceland)
Thingvellir (Outdated Parliment)
Friðheimar (Tomato Greenhouse)
Hellisheidi Geothermal Electricity Plant, Hengill, Iceland
Mystery Lagoon Iceland
Blue Lagoon Tickets
Golden Circle & Geothermal Power Tour from Reykjavik
Iceland Super Jeep Tour
Eyjafjallajökull “The Iceland Volcano”
San Buggy Tours
Ice Cave Tour
Ferðafélag (Hiking Huts)
Hákarl (fermented shark)
Diamond Seaside | Guide to Iceland
Iceland South Coast Itinerary – The Greatest Sites to Check out
Just needed to fall you a quite brief be aware in this article as I pack my bag listed here in Abu Dhabi for a brief excursion to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhastan (featured on episode 307 in circumstance you have been wondering). I discover myself often on the lookout up one of your episodes right before I consider off to a new position. You inquire your guests the very best, most insightful thoughts and I often get much more out of my excursions mainly because of it. Thanks for furnishing the most appealing podcast out there. All the greatest, Trey
My husband and I just went to Egypt and Jordan a pair months back and your podcast assisted us prep and truly feel completely ready. It was my to start with time in Africa and the Middle East. We had a amazing time. — Tessa
Please consider our listener study
Beginner Traveler Visits