Barrels and tiny cottages, Vestmannaeyjar

Another fun thing to do, if you happen to make it to Vestmannaeyjar is to simply wander around looking epic, as demonstrated by Emma! And then you (/fate) decide that you must stay on this strange little island for the night. And, of course, we stayed in the cutest little place -a collection of barrels and … More Barrels and tiny cottages, Vestmannaeyjar

An improbability of puffin pictures, Iceland

Vestmannaeyjar is home to Iceland‘s largest puffin colony. There is a convenient bird viewing platform located on the north side of cape Stórhöfði. In our quest to see all the puffins, we headed there in the afternoon. There was nary a bird on our first visit to the area (although it was still stunningly beautiful).You can … More An improbability of puffin pictures, Iceland

Puffin paradise: Sæheimar Aquarium

After a long and exhausting ferry kerfuffle (see travel note below), Emma and I landed on Heimaey Island, the largest of the Vestmannaeyjar islands and the home of several thousand people and Iceland’s largest puffin colony.We knew the local celebrity puffin, Tóti, lived at the Sæheimar Aquarium, so it was our first stop. For Emma, it was love at … More Puffin paradise: Sæheimar Aquarium