Admiring mother Nature…
This is my first post 📝on my blog which I created with absolutely no intention to make a travel blog of it🗺…However, the first thing I will write about is my recent trip to Epic Iceland🏔. It’s been on my bucket list for a while and I am very happy to make it happen and share with you my experience.
So let’s go…
DAY 1: Reykjavík Sightseeing🌌
Reykjavik is not a big city and if you do not have a lot of time, you can do the best of it in just one day…As we did….And if your accommodation has a great location like ours was, you’ll have enough time to check the must-see places📱📷🗒
We arrived at Helga’s place in the late afternoon and decided to do the groceries first in order to have enough Skyr and food for the next day as we had to wake up early for the Whale Watching tour. Bonus supermarket was located in three minutes walk which was AWESOME!!!!!
Once the shopping was done, we went for a walk on Laugavegur – the main street in the city. This is the vibrant part of Iceland’s capital – Hallgrímskirkja is nearby, a lot of souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants, and Standholt – the famous bakery☕🍰…This is the place to have a good coffee with a Cinnamon or Pistachio bun or just some mind-blowing cake…a short break between the airport and the main city sights never hurts😘. The next stop was Hallgrímskirkja church⛪…the highest building in the city. I think the pictures will say more about this stunning building than me, so I am letting you enjoy my Icelandic photoshoots.
Next stop – Harpa. This concert hall is located between the Old Harbor and The Sun Voyager. The spot is really great to take pictures close to the sea and with all the surroundings. Another attraction nearby is The Sun Voyager sculpture. Before coming here I was convinced it’s made of wood….but actually, it’s not🤓🙃😉.It is stainless steel sculpture and is one of the Reykjavik’s symbols.
As dinner time has approached, we decided to try the local specialty – the best hot dogs in the city – Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur 🌭🌭🌭After this local feast, it was time to go back to our Airbnb and have a Skyr for dessert, even though local people eat it for breakfast🍎🍒🍓
DAY 2 Whale watching and Blue Lagoon
The second day we woke up early and went for a morning Whale Watching boat trip. Trip’s duration was around three hours, but unfortunately, we could not see what we really expected – a big whale smiling at us in front of the boat. We were lucky to see only one whale 100 meters distance away in front of the boat. Fortunately, white striped dolphins were following the boat very closely and we enjoyed their show and company.
After a three hours boat windy trip, it was time to relax in the most amazing geothermal spa in the world – Blue Lagoon. The spa is very well organized and the staff puts at your disposal everything you need to enjoy this unique experience. We spent the entire afternoon in the milky blue hot water while it was 10°C outside……Whmmmmm….
DAY 3 South coast tour
South coast – Sólheimajökull glacier, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls and village of Vik…..As we wanted to enjoy our short stay without the frustration of taking care of everything ourselves, we booked all the day tours through the GetYourGuide website. The only thing we had to do is to be on time for the bus pick up. Our guide provided us with a lot of interesting insights about Icelandic nature, culture, and Sagas. Those of the group who booked a hike in the Sólheimajökull glacier were left there to enjoy the activity with an experienced guide. Our tour continued with a short walk on the Reynisfjara black sand beach enjoying numerous Puffins’ company.
The lunch break took place in the village of Vik which is located near a volcano that can destroy the village very quickly….So this is a must-see place before it disappears….
The tour ended with a visit of two of the most famous waterfalls in South Iceland – Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. As there was a path behind Seljalandsfoss, we enjoyed having a natural shower.
DAY 4 Golden circle🏞
The Golden circle is top one touristic attraction in Iceland as it includes the volcanic crater Kerið, Gullfoss Waterfall, Geysir area and the Þingvellir National Park. All these places are hot spots, full of tourist and for a reason….The places, the colors and the natural diversity you’ll see are heavenly gorgeous. Even for those who refuse to follow the beaten touristic path, this is a must-do tour.
DAY 5 Souvenirs, memories and time to say goodbye!⛰🚞🛫
Thanks for reading!