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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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…

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Exploring Southern Iceland

How to Explore Southern Iceland There are several places to visit in Southern Iceland. The coast is filled with waterfalls, black beaches and other hidden gems. If you wake up early enough, you can hit almost everything in one day. Here is how we tackled the southern coast of Iceland: So let me just say…

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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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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…