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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Ciao From Parma, Italy

Parma Italy Have you ever walked into a room and felt like a fish in a bowl? Well that is how I felt in Parma, whenever I went into the small town of Mozzano. Of course, my Italian family told EVERYONE that I was coming to visit. Whenever I greeted someone and told them I…

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Hiking Hveragerði

Hiking Hveragerði is a Must-Do in Iceland  If you are looking for a great hiking location while visiting Iceland, I highly recommend hiking Hveragerði. It is only a short drive outside of Reykjavík and a geothermal river. You won’t want to skip this destination, the picturesque mountains and crystal blue pools will leave you breathless. Our Experience Hiking Hveragerði…

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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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