Snæfellsnes Peninsula

Day 3 – The western peninsula of Snaefellsness was definitely our most active day of the trip.  We visited a variety of sights in the almost 6 hours of pure drive time to get up to the peninsula and back to Reykjavik.  Snaefellsness is full of seaside fishing towns, volcanoes, craters, caves, beaches, cliffs and…

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Reykjavik, Iceland

After traveling for 17 hours with little sleep and 2 layovers, we landed in Reykjavik, a bit jet-lagged and hungry.. only to be handed a crappy 4×4 rental with a manual transmission.  Note: I used to know how to drive stick but it’s been many years since I’ve tried so I was happy Kyle took…

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Cocktails in Reykjavik

Naturally you can’t have a cocktail and travel blog without talking about both in the same series of entries. 🙂 Day 2 for us was a bit of venturing around Reykjavik to check out the local happy hour scene.  We hit up 2 of the well-known cocktail bars for happy hour.. because in Iceland, liquor is…

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America-no

Cynar is the flavor of the week… so this time around, I decided to try something a bit out of the ordinary for my digestif.  After discovering that Cynar and gin make a good combination, I figured it would be good to build on this herbal bitter profile with some more abrupt bitter flavors. The first ingredient added…

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