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In Search of the Secret Ice Cave

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon


We’re standing on the edge of Fjallsárlón. It’s a glacier lagoon adjacent to it’s more famous counterpart, Jökulsárlón.

It’s different, however. The water is murky brown like chocolate milk. Too opaque to peer through, the lake allows the meandering tourist to wonder what monsters may lurk below. This is Iceland, after all. The icebergs are stark white, piercing through the chocolate milk surface. And the starkest difference between it’s sister lagoon? Fjallsárlón is completely devoid of people.

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Food in Iceland You Need to Try

  When it comes to food in Iceland, one may not expect a small island hovering below the Arctic Circle to hold a fork in culinary delight. But it does. In a county that has ZERO McDonald’s (yes, you read that…


What to Wear in Iceland

SUGGESTED READING: 9-Day Iceland Itinerary It’s difficult enough to figure out what to wear on your average Monday. But figuring out what to wear in Iceland is a a whole new challenge. Especially when you’re trying to figure out…

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Recommended 9 Day Iceland Itinerary

When I sat down to plan our Iceland itinerary for our epic honeymoon road trip, I became instantaneously overwhelmed. For a few reasons: Despite it’s size, it’s astounding how much there is to see/do in Iceland. It’s difficult to determine…

Where to stay in Iceland

Where to Stay in Iceland

Where to stay in Iceland? There are so many Iceland accommodations available for the traveler, depending on budget and type of trip. Budget travel in Iceland? Consider camping, hiring a camper van, or hosteling. Luxury travel in Iceland? Check…

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2015: The Year of Celebrations & New Beginnings

This post is my way to figuratively place my highlights of the year in a pretty box, tie it to a balloon with 2015 written across, and let it sail into the stars. The box will have two tags…


A Christmas-Themed Weekend in Toronto

If you’ve been a longtime reader of UnrestingSea, you’ve probably read Toronto by Suggestion, when my friend Lara and I stayed in a hostel and rode bikes around the city in the summer. I’ve been eager to return since. I recently…

Toronto Christmas Market

A Holidate at the Toronto Christmas Market

It’s uncharacteristically mild for December. This is a good thing, because the crowds are growing and the queue to enter is lengthening. Judging by the masses of friends, families, photographers, and couples, we’re in for a holiday treat. We’re…

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The Cursed Rocks of Iceland

There’s a reason they say: Take only memories, leave only footsteps. Because travelers should not disturb nature. Because travelers should not leave their garbage. Because travelers should respect the places they visit and remember them forever. Because travelers do…


Glorious Gluttony: Fermented Shark (hakarl) of Iceland

The wind and rain inhibited our sightseeing plans for Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The visibility was so poor, we drove around the iconic Kirkjufell and could only see a faint outline of the monolithic mountain. Exploring new restaurants and trying local cuisine…