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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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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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…

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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…

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