REYKJAVÍK: Sandholt

This is the eleventh post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London

Our first morning in Reykjavik, we woke up at 8 to a city still in the dark. Further, it was raining and windy. After picking up the car, we decided to drive a few streets into town for breakfast. Having read about it in the guidebooks, I suggested that we check out Sandholt and when we reached the bakery/cafe at around 9.30 in the morning, outside was still pitch black and the rain had not stopped. If anything, we were thankful to step into the warm and toasty cafe. Continue reading

REYKJAVÍK: The Fish Company

This is the tenth post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London

The Fish Company was actually the first restaurant we ate at when in Reykavik. We arrived in late evening and luckily, our air bnb apartment for the night was located right in the city centre and the Fish Company was a 5 minute walk from our apartment. Plus, we had the Iceland visitor visa credit card which gave us a 10% discount off the bill. Continue reading

REYKJAVÍK: Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

This is the ninth post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London

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When we were in Iceland, we joined a short 3 day tour with GoEcco to South Iceland. It was a great tour experience. We had a great tour guide and we were just a small group of 10, which allowed for everyone to get to know each other pretty well. On our second night, I was chatting with one of the tour guides at the lodge and we both agreed on how expensive Iceland could be. When I shared with her on how cheap food could be in Singapore, she declared that with that amount of currency, it would be almost impossible to get something similar or equivalent in Iceland.  Continue reading

Reykjavík: Matur og Drykkur

This is the seventh post in the overseas trip series to Iceland and London

We’re going to take a short break from London now and explore some of the restaurants I was able to visit during our ten days in Iceland.

When one thinks about Iceland, food does not immediately come to mind as one of its highlights. Northern lights, the blue lagoon and the vast landscape of the country are immediate impressions.

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However, there is quite the burgeoning food scene in Iceland! If anything, it takes some inspiration from its Scandinavian counterparts, while keeping true to some of its traditional dishes. Continue reading