Here we go! It’s my first trip of 2016 and I’m so excited to be hitting the road again!

Iceland has been on my bucket list for ages. I’ve tried a few times to stop over in Reykjavik on my way to other destinations on Iceland Air for free, but it hasn’t worked out. I’m not usually much of a guided tour type person, but right before I left for Tanzania, I got an email about a packaged 4 day, 3 night trip to Iceland including flights and hotel, a trip to the Blue Lagoon and a northern lights boat tour for $679! It was too good to pass up! I talked to my friend Emma and she was in, and we even included an extra day with a couple more add-ons (including shuttle service to and from the airport), so for the low price of $890 (not including the Silfra fissure dive), we’re heading to Iceland in just a few days!

We land at 645am and check in to our hotel, then head out a few hours later to snorkel the Silfra Fissure. How cool is this? You can actually dive between 2 continental plates, the only place you can do this in the world! Fortunately I’m dry-suit certified (Puget Sound is cold, y’all!), so I’m hoping it won’t be too uncomfortable for me.

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The second part of the day will be checking out some lava caves. I’m not really sure what to expect here, but it looks cool!

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The next day we do our day trip tour of the Golden Circle. We’ll see the Gullfoss waterfall, geysers and Thingvellir National Park.

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Hopefully we’ll be back on time from this trip because we have our boat tour to see the northern lights that evening. I really hope we have the chance to see them. No refunds if we don’t!

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Day 3 we’ll have a chance to relax a bit and check out Reykjavik during the day. I’m so excited to see it all charmingly covered in snow.

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Then we finally get to go to the world-famous Blue Lagoon in the evening. Our trip even includes a facial and a drink. Delightful!

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Our last full day in Iceland will be a 10 hour day trip to the South Shore where we’ll stand behind a waterfall, walk on the black sand beaches and learn about Viking history.

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After 4 days packed full, we’ll have another half day in Reykjavik before we fly back to Seattle. It’s a short trip but we’re doing so much! Hopefully I’ll have a chance to come back another time, perhaps on that free Iceland Air layover. I’d love to see this country in the summer, and do a tour of the ring road around the entire island.

Thracian Ruins of Perperikon
European Charm in Plovdiv

2 thoughts on “I’m Going To Iceland!

  1. I’m so excited for you! And so glad you’ll get to see the south coast; it’s really spectacular. The northern lights boat cruise sounds great too. Have a blast, and I look forward to your photos!

    1. Thanks Erica! I am so excited and only wish I could stay longer! I love your posts and hope to try some of the places you recommend. Can’t wait to see it all for myself!

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