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

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

YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY FRIÐHEIMAR…

…but let’s not call the whole thing off! Instead, I want to tell you about a very distinct and unforgettable dining experience you can have during your travels in Iceland! A TOMATO LOVER AT HEART When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats was a tomato. I would chomp into that bad boy

Mary Kujawski

ICELAND: A TOTAL HEARTBREAKER

It’s been 257 days since I buckled my seat belt aboard an Icelandair jet, hurtled down a runway at Keflavik airport, and left a piece of my soul sitting atop a volcanic rock in the middle of the chilly and unforgiving North Atlantic. But, hey. Who’s counting? I spent the next six misty-eyed hours flying

Mary Kujawski

REYKJADALUR HOT SPRINGS: HIKING HEAVEN ON EARTH

Could this be the afterlife? This is the question I was asking myself as I took in my surroundings and did a quick mental check: I’m walking through a valley green the color of moss, the smell of sulfur and freshly damp soil pungent in the air. Bubbling hot geysers spring forth from milky turquoise

Mary Kujawski

THE BLUE LAGOON: WORTH IT?

To Blue Lagoon or not to Blue Lagoon, that is the question. It’s inevitable: any visitor to Iceland will eventually have to decide whether one of Iceland’s top visited attractions will make the cut during their travels. Tourists, trying to manage their list of things to see and do in Iceland, will wonder: Should I