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 Environment in Jeopardy

Whether you love, hate or are ambivalent to President Donald Trump, his choice of Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA is downright scary for all of us. Both President Trump and Pruitt are opposed to environmental regulations that impede the progress and profits of corporations. Energy companies and their executives have poured hundreds of…


The Ultimate Guide to Iceland

Are you planning a trip to Iceland? If you are unsure what to do or the order in which to do them, we have created the perfect list for you. Iceland is an outdoor lover’s dreamland. There are a plethora of mountain trails to hike, waterfalls to marvel at, geothermal pools to swim in, and lava…


What Exactly Are We Eating?

As food being one of the most critical things to keep our gears shifting throughout our busy days, sometimes we forget a major question. What are we eating? Of course, we have a general idea, since it is usually labeled on the product, such as a hamburger, pepperoni pizza, or caesar salad. Simple enough. Yet,…


Hiking Glymur Waterfall

Glymur – 198m high, second highest waterfall in Iceland. Hiking to the top of Glymur is by far my favorite hike and views in all of Iceland, well, so far at least. I have already made the hike about four times and it seems to be more breathtaking each time I see it. The hike to…


10 Places to Visit This Summer

With summer quickly approaching, now is the time to start planning those holiday getaways. Growing up in Michigan, Memorial Day Weekend was a big deal. We would pack up the car and head to our cabin Up North for a weekend full of fun activities. We loved spending our days out on the lake or sitting…


Trip to The Northern Fjords.

Friday, we went on our first adventure into the countryside together. In just three short hours, we found ourselves at one of the northern fjords, Skagafjörður, near Akureyri. That is the beauty of Iceland, nothing is really that far. On our drive to the first destination, we enjoyed the beautiful views of the mountains, waterfalls, rivers,…