People travelling in Europe are being warned to remain vigilant following the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in May, as fears of further disruption to flights abound. The Grimsvotn volcano is Iceland's most active and in May this year an eruption sent plumes of black ash...

I can't say it really crossed my mind to visit Reykjavik whilst backpacking; tight budget and Iceland are not traditionally synonymous. However, as I discovered recently, it is possible to comfortably mix the two. Don't be put off by expensive reputations when planning your gap...