Iceland’s Blue Lagoon: Tackling the Art of Relaxation

If you don’t know any better, Iceland may seem like little more than a layover on the way the mainland Europe. But the rewards are great for those who dare to venture beyond Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport, even if only for a few hours. The small island nation’s tourism industry may be up and coming—one gets the sense that they’re not quite ready for the onslaught of eco-tourists and adrenaline junkies who have already made landfall— …

Roving Iceland’s Golden Circle

Midnight in Reykjavik

It’s just after midnight, June 21, 2016, and I’m standing on the street outside the Reykjavik pub from which I have just emerged.  The sky above is clear and bright.  Perhaps not as bright as when I went into the pub three hours ago but, then again, neither am I.

In the last 24 hours, I rafted (and swam) a glacial river, photographed a massive waterfall from dozens of angles, explored a terrain …