Happy New Year! Hard to believe that it’s 2019 already – where does the time go?? It’s almost been THREE months since my trip to Iceland and I still can’t stop thinking about it. I just have one more post about that amazing little island that captured my heart in 2018, and I’ll be highlighting what we did in Reykjavik as well as talking about my experience at the Blue Lagoon.
If you’re looking for a short day trip from Reykjavik, the Golden Circle is probably your best bet, although we found it to be underwhelming compared to the rest of the country. Still, it’s a very popular route and much more touristy than the northern part of Iceland, so I would suggest getting out early to try to stay ahead of the tour buses. The Golden Circle takes you through Þingvellir National Park and our first […]
We had another long drive across the northern part of Iceland, so we were up and on our way toward the Snaefellsnes Peninsula right as the sun was coming up. About 30 minutes outside Akureyri, it started snowing! We were still in the mountains, so this made me a little nervous but it wasn’t a heavy snow and there were other vehicles out, so the road cleared pretty quickly. A couple hours into the five […]
Traveling across Eastern Iceland and into Northern Iceland was such a unique visual experience. We left Seydisfjordur right as the sun was coming up and headed across the northern part of the country toward Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri. The wind was very intense as we crossed mountains and just as you thought you might be headed out of a mountain range, the road would start to climb in elevation again.It also looked very different […]
Our third day of exploring Iceland began with a short drive to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The road there was pretty isolated from everything else and it was quite a while before we saw other cars. It seems like most people who visit Iceland only go as far as Jokulsarlon then turn around and head back to Reykjavik, which is about five hours away. It was raining pretty heavily by the time we got to the glacier, […]
Iceland has been on my bucket list for quite some time and when WOW Airlines started flying there for cheap (round trip was just over $400) a few years ago, I’d always kept it in the back of my mind that I should take advantage of their deeply discounted flights. Sometime in August, my brother-in-law mentioned he might want to go to Norway and I said, “have you ever thought about Iceland?” Shortly after that, […]