Hi everyone! I know Iceland is the new hip spot to take a trip to and I wanted to make sure I posted it about my trip to Iceland to help you plan if you’re thinking about taking the trip. Flights to Iceland are SO easy now thanks to IcelandAir and WOW Air. You can make Iceland into a quick stopover on your way to another fun European city, or you can make Iceland your main destination. Mike and I chose to go to Iceland right after our Ireland trip (they are only a few hours away from each other!) and it was definitely worth it.
Iceland is one of those places you need to see to believe. The ride from the airport to Reykjavik was a sight to see. The only thing I could compare it to would be landing on Mars (which I’ve never done, but Iceland seemed like it could be close) There were a ton of huge rocks with the greenest moss you’ve ever seen growing on top of them! I would highly recommend going to Iceland as it is the perfect layover to a European Destination. Here are a few things to do while you are stopped in Iceland.
Iceland is known for eating whale and puffin- but I just couldn’t do it. Aside from being a picky eater, I just don’t think I’d be able to eat a puffin without thinking about how cute they are so I decided to pass on this Icelandic “delicacy.”
Hamborgarabulla Tomasar: I ❤️ 🍔, so why wouldn’t I try out this burger restaurant while in Iceland. While it wasn’t cheap (nothing is in Iceland) it was definitely worth it to get the meal which gets you a burger, fries, and a drink.
Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur: I’m not sure what it was, but this was one of the best hot dogs I’ve ever had! Maybe it was the no nonsense options for toppings, the ambiance (it’s literally just a little hut with a few seats outside) or that I was just craving a sense of home, but I loved this place and could’ve eaten here everyday we were in Iceland.
Blue Lagoon: I can’t recommend this enough! This was definitely an experience and I’m so glad Mike and I got to do it. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa and it does not disappoint. There are a ton of different areas to go to while there from the sauna and steam room, to a mask bar, to the in water-bar or just relaxing right in the water! Be sure to book ahead though. There are two different choices of packages to book. Mike and I booked the premium package and it was worth it.
Go ahead and chase waterfalls in Iceland because there are a ton! Here are some of the most noteable: Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss (The largest waterfall in Iceland), and Gullfoss Falls.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: This is a world famous beach known for its black sand and huge basalt stacks. While it isn’t the kind of beach where you would lay out and soak up the sun, I would still highly recommend going and checking out.
Golden Circle: The Golden Circle is the route that has a bunch of naturally made tourist attractions.Since Mike and I rented a car while in Iceland, we did our own mini version of the Golden Circle. Some of the most notable things to see on the Golden Circle are The Geysir Geothermal Area, Gulfoss Waterfall, and the Kerid Crater.
Hallgrímskirkja: This is the largest church in Iceland. If you go all the way to the top of the church you get an awesome view of the whole city of Reykjavik!
Thanks for following along! I would love to hear what your favorite part of Iceland was if you’ve ever been there or a travel spot you would recommend for us to go to next!