Trip to Iceland

View from the church 1

Iceland, land of fire and ice!

When talking about Iceland people automatically ask, hmm why Iceland? Okay we have to admit that we prefer choosing more sunny over cold destinations ourselves. However some friends who did go, had nothing but good experiences and reactions about Iceland. They told us that you can’t describe Iceland with any other countries, it just feels like you are on another planet. It really made us even more excited about our trip. So why not, and of course we love to explore new countries!

And Iceland didn’t let us down! They were right, it felt like we landed on planet Mars when we first arrived! So weird to see, trust us you never seen anything like it. Iceland has everything whether you are a city person or a nature person. This country has it all. Iceland have some of the world’s most active volcanoes, glaciers and geysers. It just feels so good to be in the nature. The water from the rivers are so clean that you can drink it. Even cold water from the tap is completely safe! Icelandic tap water is considered as the purest in the world. Only the warm water has this sulfur kinda smell , so don’t be surprised when you take a shower hihi.

This beautiful Nordic island country is located between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. It’s the second largest island in Europe after Great Britain. Iceland is actually one of the youngest landmass of this planet, formed about 25 million years ago.

If you only have a few days to spend and you want to see the most of this amazing island attractions we can really recommend you to book some excursions with the Reykjavik excursions. You can choose from many excursions they offer. They pick you up with the bus from your accommodation,  doing the amazing tour and then bringing you back to your hotel. Great service!

Or if you have more time, just rent a car. You can stop whenever and where ever  you want and capture pictures of the breathtaking landscape. For the next time, we will definitely do this! Cause we still want to explore the south of Iceland someday.

Here is our where to go list:

Blue Lagoon

This famous spa is one of the most visited attraction in Iceland. Located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The warm water is rich in minerals like sulfur and silica which is good for your skin and has a temperature averages from 37 – 39 degrees. You just wanna get into the warm water, because it so cold outside only wearing your swimsuit. Once you are in you don’t want to get out anymore. Here you even have even a lagoon bar, where you can order a drink without leaving the water. Just a perfect place to disconnect from the world and enjoy!  After swimming you can eat and drink in the cafe enjoying the Icelandic food and our favorite here was the chocolate brownies & skyr smoothie.

Note : Pre-booking is required

http://www.bluelagoon.com/

We did a popular day excursion for tourist : A golden Circle day tour

Thingvellir national park

Thingvellir also known as Þingvellir is a national park in South Iceland and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This park has a beautiful and rugged landscape! The Þingvellir area is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

http://www.thingvellir.is/english.aspx

“Golden” Gullfoss waterfall

One of the famous tourist attraction located in the canyon of Hvitá in Southwest Iceland. This waterfall is truly beautiful, you can take a nice walk along the perimeter of the falls. Gorgeous views!

http://gullfoss.is/

Geysir

Strokkur, a Geyser located in southwestern Iceland. The geyser erupts approximately every six minutes. Beautiful setting and plenty of facilities nearby!

Downtown Reykjavik

Laugavegur 

One of the oldest and famous shopping street in downtown Reykjavik. Here you can find some boutiques, arts, crafts galleries, designer labels, souvenirs shops and restaurants as well.

We went to a lovely and cute souvenir shop Ogtho. While looking for some souvenirs, we heard a song which we thought..mmm not bad at all. We asked the shop owners what the name of the song is called and they showed us the album. An Icelandic band called Asgeir Trausti, there were two songs in particular that we like and that is Að Grafa Sig í Fönn & Samhljomur..its kinda slow, but relax. It reminds us a bit of an indonesian band : Noah

Skólavödustígur

A chic shopping street, leading from Laugavegur to the Hallgrímskirkja church.

Hallgrímskirkja church

A great place to see Reykjavik. Go to the top of the tower via the elevator and you will have great views of the city!

http://www.hallgrimskirkja.is/

Below some photo’s we took during our trip 🙂

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Geysir

At Geysir shop lovely outfits

Geysir 5

Geysir 4 Strokkur 1

Geysir 3 Strokkur

Geysir2

Geysir

Gullfoss

Gulfoss 1

Gulfoss

Gulfoss 2

 

Thingvellir

pingvellir 1

pingvellir 2

pingvellir 3

pingvellir 4

pingvellir 5

The beautiful nature while driving

Nature OTW

Nature OTW 9

Planet Mars

Nature OTW 5

Nature OTW 4

Nature OTW 2

Nature OTW 6

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon 5

Blue Lagoon 4

Blue Lagoon 1

Blue Lagoon

Down Town Reykjavik

Downtown 8

Downtown 14

Downtown 13

Downtown 12

Downtown 10 Lemon juice

Downtown 7 church 4

Downtown 4 church 1

Downtown 3 church

Downtown 2

Downtown

Fridheimar

Fridheimar 1

Fridheimar 2

Fridheimar

Icelandic food and drinks

Icelandic food

Skyr Iceland yum

View from the Hallgrímskirkja

View from the church 3

View from the church

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187 responses to “Trip to Iceland

  1. I really really want to go to Iceland. It is on my travel wishlist from years. Everything seems to be beautiful there!

    • Hello therblifeblog! Yes, everything there is really beautiful!! You should go, you will love it! Buy that ticket hihi..you wont regret 🙂

  2. Thanks for the like of my Month in Malta. We visited Iceland twice (once in middle of winter, and once in middle of summer) with Daughter before she was six. She still has memories of it. Here’s my favorite joke: What do you do if you get lost in a forest in Iceland?
    Answer: Stand up

    • Your welcome c_in_b ! Wow, twice already..and very nice to visit in both seasons where the beauty of the nature really comes to his right! You daughter is so lucky..beautiful memories she will never forget! Hahaha..great joke it is..lol! Thanks for sharing this 😀

    • Hi Freebutfun! Ah you will visit it someday and you will def love it! We are sure 🙂 Don’t forget to post about your adventure! Thank you for dropping by! 😀

    • YES, Iceland is incredibly beautiful! Yes,we would love to go back one day hihi..and explore more of South-Iceland. Which places did you visit? Do you have any plans to return? 🙂

      • We traveled the South part – so if you need any suggestions, just ask – I am in the middle of posting my day-by-day blogs. 🙂 We had the most fun when we stayed in Kirkjubaejarklaustur and explored the Eyjafjallajokull volcano/glacier. The Jokulsarloon lagoon was also really cool to see!

        No plans to return yet, but we are just in Germany so it’s an easy plane ride for us.

        Happy Travels cewinta!

      • So nice you already have been to the South! We have seen some pictures of the South part..and its extremely beautiful there. So we will not hesitate to ask you if we need some info hihi. Sure you had an incredible time and of course unforgettable memories! Oh you are in Germany, don’t forget to visit the Netherlands as well..also worth a visit hehe. You too happy travels Gene-ious Travel 🙂 Xoxo

    • Thank you Melissa! Iceland you def have to visit one day, such a beautiful country! Oh the ankle boots ahah, they are old but still good, they’ve already been through a lot such as hiking, city trips, every day use etc. We just love to wear Ankle boots, they were perfect for Iceland. Thanks for stopping by our blog Melissa, have a great week 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness. I wanted to go to Iceland before, but now I want to go even more!! Thanks for tips on booking blue lagoon. That will be the first place I’d head to. Beautiful pictures. Quirky and breathtaking at the same time. Thanks 🙂

    • Hello Swedish Cereal! We are so glad you like our post about Iceland, and that we made you even more exited to go :D! Thanks for your sweet comment, we appreciate it :D. You are living in Sweden right now? Nice, we would love to explore Sweden one day as well, seems beautiful too. Thanks for stopping by our blog, have a great day 🙂

      • Thanks Cewinta! It was a great post. Yes, I’m living in Sweden now, since February. It’s truly beautiful. I’m going to be blogging about the different parts of Sweden I visit over time. Looking forward to seeing more of your blog 🙂

    • We stayed in Reykjavik..our hotel was a 15 min walk to the city center :). Have you ever been to Iceland, and where did you go?

  4. Ahh…I really want to visit Iceland, for some reason. No idea why it’s captured my imagination! Anyway, lovely images which have maintained that spark of interest…

    • Hi Musingsondinner! Ah yes we know what you mean. Maybe the beautiful landscape, makes you want to go to Iceland hihi. Thank you we are glad you like the pictures 😀 If you go, don’t forget to post, we would love to read your adventure!

    • Hi Panya219, glad you like our post and photo’s! Your comment made us smile, thank you so much..we really appreciate it! Iceland is for sure a dream place, a must visit 🙂 . Btw, you blog looks great as well. Have a nice day.

    • Hi FilmsyLion! You really have to go to Iceland someday, we are sure you will love it. And we are glad you like the pictures! Your blog looks great too! 😀

    • Hello Hey_mrln! Yes Iceland is really amazing, you will definitely love this country. The scenery is just beautiful! Thank you for visiting our blog 😀

    • Hi Gina Caterina! You are welcome! Glad we inspired you to go, even you are not a winter person like us haha. We always choose sunny destinations too. But when we came back from our Iceland trip it really changed our mind about “colder countries”. Thank you for stopping by our blog 😀

    • Hello Jagweng, yes you should really go there someday! Especially in summer/autumn..beautiful colours the nature will show you. Would you like to see the white “Ice”land, go in winter..beautiful as well :).

      • Wow! Now, that’s the right tit bit. Thanks, Cewinta. And the name ‘cewinta’ ,does it have something to do with winter? Just wondering. 😀

    • Hi Therealmeltam! Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the nothern lights. We really wanted to, but the best season time to visit is from sept to mid april. Hopefully someday 😀 Thanks for visiting our blog!

    • Yes, Its one of our best decisions as well! We loved it there, such a beautiful place on earth!! Thank you for stopping by our blog Seeshefliesandwrites 😀 Xoxo

    • We can understand why J.J Kilroy! Iceland is such an beautiful country. Thank you, we are glad you like this article. Don’t forget to post about your trip 😀

    • Hi Hellsbellsblog! When you are staying in Reykjavik we would recommend you have to have a hotel near the Laugavegur. It’s the shopping street where you can find restaurants etc. We But actually any hotel in this city will do, ifyou book some excursions they will pick you up from the hotel. But outside Reykjavik, we honestly don’t know. Let us know about your trip if you go we would love to know. Thank you for stopping by our blog!

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