Mary Kujawski

GEMS OF ICELAND & THE UNSUNG HEROES

Stop whatever it is that you’re doing. Go on, I said stop! And now, close your eyes. I want you to picture The Land of Fire and Ice. I want you to picture Iceland. You know…that beautiful country you’ve had your eye on for years, the one you’re saving up your pennies for? That bucket

Mary Kujawski

THE ICELANDIC GIMLI FESTIVAL… IN CANADA

Once upon a time, on a grey-skied, bone-chilling, sleeting spring morning in 2018, this Minnesota woman (and the Icelandair jet in which I sat) landed on a slick runway at Keflavík airport on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. After months of planning, I was finally about to embark on my inaugural visit and spend 7

Mary Kujawski

MUST DO THINGS OF SOUTH ICELAND

One thing I hear again and again is how people go to Iceland for the first time and feel they have only begun to scratch the surface. They feel that what they saw was just the tip of the iceberg. Even people who have returned time and again feel this way! Iceland is the gift

Mary Kujawski

COPING: HOW TO SURVIVE WHEN YOU’RE MISSING ICELAND

Hey, you. Yes you, there. You, with the horrendous bedhead cradling a tub of cookie dough ice cream and wearing your dingy sweatpants for the sixth day in a row. I have a feeling I know what ails you. You’ve just returned from a mind-blowing, life-affirming, world-altering trip. Your entire existence has been turned on

Mary Kujawski

STUNNING SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA IN ICELAND

You’re going to Iceland! And perhaps you’ve started to do some research and you’ve realized: Daaaaamn. Iceland has it going on. You might be thinking to yourself… Where do I even begin? When we started to research our own trip to Iceland I was positively overwhelmed by the sheer number of incredible sights and points

Mary Kujawski

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: GLACIER HIKING IN ICELAND

So! You’re thinking about hiking a glacier in Iceland, are ya now? If the word on the street is indeed true, you are in luck, for you have come to the right place! Yes, if you find yourself in magical Iceland, whose unique landscape is abundantly rich and diverse, then one of the things you

Mary Kujawski

REYKJAVÍK: A CITY TO LOVE

Oh, Reykjavík. Quirky, quaint, and irresistibly charming Reykjavík. I’m gonna steal a line from Jerry McGuire and lay my heart bare at your feet: You had me at hello. It’s true! I touched down at Keflavik airport one rainy, cool morning in May 2018. After a soothing and invigorating soak at the ethereal Blue Lagoon,