Iceland Is Calling

Baking bread with lava? It’s a thing. While Iceland is widely known for serving up tasty hot dogs — made mainly from lamb instead of the typical pork — or skyr — a dairy product that’s like a thick yogurt — there’s another memorable dish that’s worth sinking your teeth into.

In the town of Laugarvatn, travellers can devour rye bread after it’s been baked in the ground for 24hours from heat generated by a volcanic hot spring. Now, it doesn’t get much fresher — or more Instagram-worthy — than that.

Of course, the culinary options across the island don’t end there, but for most visitors, food takes a backseat to the incredible scenery that’s found across a destination dubbed as being the land of fire and ice. And while Iceland is known for its remarkable natural beauty, my first order of business is something that’s very unnatural.

I’m on a mission to reach the wreckage of an abandoned DC plane on the black sand beach at Sólheimasandur. The story goes that back in 1973 a US Navy DC plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the sand. Thankfully, all onboard survived and today the site is a popular attraction along the scenic South Coast of Iceland.

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