Day 4 – Jokulsarlon & East Iceland

We were greeted with a momma sheep and her two babies this morning right outside our room (yay full glass windows!) Anyhoo, we did lots of walking the day before, now it was time to make up the distance with driving – but first to Jokulsarlon, the glacier lagoon! Jokulsarlon is formed naturally, from melted glacial water coming from the glaciers around and the lagoon gets grows bigger … Continue reading Day 4 – Jokulsarlon & East Iceland

Day 3 – Falljokull Glacier Hiking in Skaftafell National Park

During the planning of our trip, we decided we absolutely had to go on a glacier hike because 1) we’ve never seen a glacier 2) we’ve never hiked on a glacier, 3) because it seemed like a really cool thing to do! There were two main companies offering glacier hiking, and each company gives you a different glacier to hike on. The first glacier, Svínafellsjökull, was … Continue reading Day 3 – Falljokull Glacier Hiking in Skaftafell National Park

Day 2 – Beginning of the Ring Road; Waterfalls, Black Sand Beach and Fjaorargljufur Canyon

New day, new sights! Today’s itinerary consists of three waterfalls, a beach and a canyon.If you’re planning on visiting a few waterfalls in a day like we did, it’s best to bring along a waterproof jacket and waterproof boots because chances are you’re gonna get pretty wet! 1) Seljalandfoss Seljalandfoss waterfall is pretty unique because you’re allowed to walk behind the waterfall and get a … Continue reading Day 2 – Beginning of the Ring Road; Waterfalls, Black Sand Beach and Fjaorargljufur Canyon

Day 1 – The Golden Circle Route in Iceland

The Golden Circle route, covering approximately 200km, is probably the most well-known routes to tourists visiting Iceland. It can be done as a day trip from Reykjavik, for those unable to participate in the Ring Road (which takes at least a week). The “official” Golden Circle route covers three main attractions; Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gulfoss. If you’re deciding between a tour(there are many available), or driving it yourself, I’d definitely recommend … Continue reading Day 1 – The Golden Circle Route in Iceland

Packing and prepping for Iceland

This past September, I was lucky to be able to embark on a two week trip to Iceland and I thoroughly enjoyed it! If you google “Iceland”, many people will tell you how it’s beautiful, stunning, etc. Everyone sings praises about Iceland, that I knew all too well. In the back of mind, however, I had my doubts initially. Was it possible for a country to live up … Continue reading Packing and prepping for Iceland