Driving in Winter, Driving in Iceland, Driving in Iceland in Winter, snow, ice, frozen, great white tundra, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
Driving in Iceland in the winter can, and most likely will be terrifying and treacherous. Many of the roads are actually closed during the winter because driving conditions are so poor, including the entire northeast region. Driving in Iceland isn’t too bad in the city, but once you leave Reykjavik, country roads aren’t a priority for snowplows. In addition...
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Iceland is one of the most intriguing places we’ve ever been. It was unique unto itself, and the culture was fascinating. The way that the people in Iceland honor the land, and the sea, and they way that they celebrate life and respect their ancient beliefs of Norse mythology was compelling to be a part of. We were treated...
Blue Lagoon, Iceland, Christmas in Iceland, Geothermal, Lava Rocks, Swimming, Winter Swimming, Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
My birthday falls two days before Christmas. It is on December 23, the eve of Christmas Eve. My mom left the hospital immediately after I was born to come home to take care of her five other kids and create the magical Christmas they expected to have. Growing up, Christmas was always a very enchanting time in our household....
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Believe it or not, Iceland wasn’t the last time we went winter swimming. There is something entirely primal about confronting below freezing weather in your skivvies and jumping into a slightly less cold pool. It kick-starts your heart, makes your bones jump and fills your lungs with the breath of a dragon. Swimming is a natural pastime in Iceland,...
Golden Circle, Iceland, Strokkur, Thingveillir, Gullfoss Waterfall, driving, snow, ice, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
When we traveled to Iceland, during the middle of December and the dark of winter, we had to pick our activities deliberately. With approximately four hours of daylight we couldn’t see everything, it just wasn’t mathematically or cosmically possible. The Golden Circle is 300 kilometers of Iceland’s most popular sites and attractions, including incredible sites that you can’t find...
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When we visit a new place, we love living as the locals do - participating in local customs, eating the native foods, walking through their neighborhoods, and everything else. When we came to Iceland for Christmas, we wanted to have an Icelandic Christmas. We wanted to eat skate on Þorláksmessa, (dish of putrefying shark), and reindeer on Christmas. We...
Trukkar Og Tæki, Books in Iceland, Children's Books, Children's Book in Iceland, Christmas Traditions, Christmas in Iceland, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
We started a tradition the year we went to Iceland: Buy a book in each place we visit. We started this tradition in Iceland, specifically, because we celebrated Christmas here and it is an Icelandic tradition to give or get a new book on Christmas Eve and spend the night reading it. This practice is called jólabókaflóð. We absolutely...
Volcano House, Iceland, Eyjafyallajokull, Reykjavik, Christmas in Iceland, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
The Volcano House in the city center of Reykjavik doesn’t sell batteries, but they are open on Christmas Day. They are the only place we could find open on Christmas Day in Iceland, when my insulin pump ran out of batteries and we were desperate. That is just the how of why we came to the Volcano House, (you...
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When planning our trip to Iceland we knew we’d be stuck inside for a majority of our time. Between the four hours of daily sunlight, the cold winter weather, and considering the fact that the city shuts down entirely for two full days, we wanted a hotel with a pool that we could take the twins swimming and help...
Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Book of the Trip, Iceland, Christmas Traditions, Icelandic Christmas Traditions, Iceland Books, Reading, Iceland Authors, diapersonaplane, holidays, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
One of my most favorite Icelandic Christmas traditions is the exchange of books on the evening of the 24th of December. After a feast, which begins promptly at 6p, presents are opened by all. Included in the gifts is always the traditional gift of a book. The rest of the evening and the entirely of Christmas Day is spent...
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