Gaby and Bjargey

Gaby and Bjargey
Two Michigan girls, who enjoy experiencing the world. Currently based in Iceland, Toned and Traveled is the go ­to travel and lifestyle blog for women who are looking for tips and advice on traveling, health and wellness, and life.
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Our Trip to the Golden Circle

Exploring One of Iceland’s Most Iconic Routes: The Golden Circle If you are planning a trip to Iceland, you have to check out The Golden Circle. It is a great way to spend a day outside of Reykjavík, easy to navigate and a beautiful view of Iceland’s countryside. Check out our experience driving around the Golden…

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Experience Iceland in 4 Days

If you only have limited time in Iceland and looking for fun, active things to do around the entire island, here is a 4 day guide that won’t disappoint! The best way to see everything is to camp. There are campsites around the entire island or you can just simply pull into a rest stop…

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My Favorite Acai Bowl Recipes

Why I Love Acai Bowls Acai bowls are one of my favorite things in the entire world. This health craze not only creates the perfect Instagram photo, but is also a great way to receive healthy vitamins and nutrients. This beneficial superfood comes from the Amazonian Rainforest in Brazil and provides needed antioxidants, healthy fats…

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Why You Should Hike Hjörleifshöfði

How to Hike Hjörleifshöfði, The Haunted Mountain of Iceland. On our trip in Southern Iceland, we decided to hike Hjörleifshöfði. It is a large mountain past Vík that stands alone among the black sand beeches and mountain range. The mountain is named after Hjörleifur Hróðmarsson, the brother of Ingólfur Arnarson, the first settler of Iceland. Hjörleifur only lived…

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How to Swim at Seljavallalaug

Southern Iceland’s Hidden Gem: Seljavallalaug Along the southern coast of Iceland, is a hidden geothermal swimming pool that I thought was only an image I would see on Pinterest, Seljavallalaug. After a long day exploring the coast, David and I decided we would hike to the pool around midnight so we wouldn’t be swarmed with…

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How to Wander, Not Wonder

Traveling has become a large part of the societal norm. It is the right of passage to possess a form of wanderlust as a young millennial. What happens though when someone gets caught up in the thought of wondering and forgets to actually wander. Wondering is a state of doubt and questioning. It allows someone…

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Eat Tomatoes

After a Sunday drive through Iceland’s countryside, you would think there would be no possibility growing something removein this country. The terrain is covered in hardened lava and long grass, rocky and cold. But if you followed Kourtney Kardashian’s snap story of her birthday celebration in Iceland, you were probably wondering where she and her posse…

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