Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.

25 Comments

  1. Naye
    21 Jun 2018 @ 3:55 am

    Hello Amanda! first of all thank you for sharing your experience! i´ll visit Iceland on October this year and i’m trying to get everything ready before that date 🙂 your itinerary fits perfectly with the time i’ll spend there, but i can´t get to see the travel map you made :S do you think you can share it with me? that would be a lot of help! thanks in advance 🙂

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    • Amanda | LVV Travel
      21 Jun 2018 @ 1:17 pm

      Hi Naye! Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention – super weird. I have updated the post and re-embedded the map – do you mind checking again and confirming that it works? We were in Iceland in October too – I really hope you get to see the Northern Lights! Let me know if you can / can’t see the map and I will email it to you otherwise. Thanks again for reading! Make sure you check out our Iceland Travel Tips post for more info on what to bring, how to see the northern lights etc – https://www.lavidaviva.com/planning-a-trip-to-iceland-travel-tips/ x Amanda

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      • Naye
        23 Jun 2018 @ 3:46 am

        I can see the map now! i’ll check your packing post as well 🙂 Thank you Amanda

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  2. whatsvictoria
    9 Mar 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    I’m bookmarking this for my next trip to Iceland 🙂

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  3. Lisa Martin
    2 Jan 2017 @ 6:22 am

    Incredible photos! Iceland has definitely been moving up my list, and this has bumped it up another notch. It looks so incredible to explore. Hoping my plans (and budget) can fit it in soon!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:47 am

      Thank you so much. Absolutely, you need a decent budget for it but totally worth it!

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  4. Your Next Big Trip
    1 Jan 2017 @ 12:03 pm

    We hear so much about Iceland but it’s all the Blue Lagoon. So interesting to see all the other things to do. Your photos are amazing! Definitely making Iceland a priority.

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:48 am

      Yeah, we head only heard about the Blue Lagoon too. Thankfully the cheap airfares gave us the push to go because it was incredible!

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  5. Ticking the Bucketlist
    1 Jan 2017 @ 7:04 am

    Wow… Iceland is so awesome . We went there in winters and it was all white! Hopefully will get there in summers this time… I loved all your pictures!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 10:04 am

      Thanks so much. We went just pre winter so it was nice to get a mix. I would also love to go back in summer (that’s the plan)!

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  6. Allison Green (@eternalarrival)
    1 Jan 2017 @ 6:09 am

    Wow, what an epic trip! It really seems like the best way to experience Iceland is with your own set of wheels. There are so many beautiful waterfalls and landscapes, it’s so hard to pick a favorite!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:50 am

      Absolutely with your own car. Any other mode of transport would be extremely inconvenient or expensive.

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  7. Susanna Kelly
    1 Jan 2017 @ 6:14 am

    Awesome guide. I LOVE hearing stories about people that can! I am such a wild and adventerous traveler that when I read things like, “it’s impossible” I think, “only to some people who need sleep!” hahah I was only in Iceland for 5 days and was able to see quite a lot, I wish we had more time to get up north! Very inspiring guide!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:49 am

      YES!!! I’m glad you get it. Daniel is the fearless adventurer and I am the “mind over matter’ adventurer – always pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Thanks 😀

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  8. Jackie Taylor
    31 Dec 2016 @ 8:32 pm

    Absolutely loved this post! Þingvellir National Park looks absolutely incredible, along with the Black Beach! This makes me want to go to Iceland so much! Definitely saving this to my pinterest!!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:50 am

      Thanks Jackie. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 You need to go, it’s even better in real life!

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  9. Jen Morrow
    31 Dec 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    Geysers, waterfalls, lakes – you really covered quite a bit on this trip. Jam packed itinerary, plus the obligatory blue lagoon before leaving!

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  10. taryneyton
    31 Dec 2016 @ 2:56 am

    Wow! Amazing photos, especially the long exposure shots of the waterfalls. And the aerial video is just incredible. I did the ring road in two weeks in 2014 and I’ve seen all this scenery before, but your photos make it look so incredible. I’m heading back to iceland in January to do a bit of the South Coast and this blog post has made me really excited about heading back there!

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    • La Vida Viva Travel
      2 Jan 2017 @ 9:55 am

      Thanks so much Taryn. I’m so jealous, you’re going to have an amaaaaazing time!!

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  11. Jean
    31 Dec 2016 @ 2:46 am

    Oh these photos are wonderful. I’d love to try out to glacier hike one day. It does seem that Iceland is the place to visit in 2016!

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  12. Flo @ Yoga, Wine & Travel
    21 Nov 2016 @ 5:07 am

    What an awesome itinerary and stunning shots! It seems like Iceland is THE place to visit – hoping to catch the northern lights there in 2017 so will have to bookmark this article!

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  13. Jessica
    21 Nov 2016 @ 2:08 am

    Iceland looks and sounds so magnificent. Your photos really do it justice. I can’t believe you did all of that in under ten days. But I can tell you got the full experience for sure- besides getting rained out a bit.

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  14. Karen Wanderlustingk
    20 Nov 2016 @ 1:44 am

    Your photographs are absolutely gorgeous. We did it in winter on our own in a 2WD, so some things here were on my list, but simply not possible due to poor weather and just darkness. I want to go back to Iceland again in better weather. Loved the food in Hofn btw. 🙂

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  15. Jillian Michelle
    17 Nov 2016 @ 10:40 pm

    I absolutely adore all of your pics! I’m hoping to surprise my bf with a trip to Iceland since flights from the US are so cheap! I’m binge watching all your Youtube videos right now and subscribing to all your stuff haha! Thanks a bunch for posting this! Love love LOVE it! <3

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