So I am going through my blogs and noticed that I never did one on Iceland.    I did a tidbit or better yet the do’s and don’ts but I never really showed you the beauty of Iceland.

Right now, Iceland is a hot touristy spot.  The airfare is relatively inexpensive especially if you are flying WoW Airlines.   Delta even had a roundtrip deal for $300 out of JFK.   When I visited Iceland in March, it was the “end” of winter.  I use quotes because that was a lie.  The week prior to our trip, Iceland had a massive snow storm and the temperature had warmed into the 20s Farenheint/-5 degrees Celsius.

For this trip to Iceland, I opted to by pay for the excursion via Viator.  I will not lie to you, it was pricey but it was worth it.  The drive to the Southern part of Iceland is between one and two hours from Reykjavík.  So our first stop was this cute farm house in the region of Höfuðborgarsvæðið (yeah, go ahead and try to pronouce it) or just outside of Reykjavik.    As you can see a lot of snow on the ground and in the mountains.   If you do a self drive, make sure to stop and take a photo.

SkogafossWaterfalls

This was my first waterfall and I was literally in awe.    Keep in mind, it is early March.  The ground has about 3 inches of snow as you get closer to the waterfall, it gets icy or better yet slippery.  You are afraid that you may fall but at the same time you want to get closer.

As you get closer, you can feel the spray from waterfall and all you want to do is dance.

Finally, the views of the waterfall with the rainbows are just phenomenal.

 

Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls

Our next stop was the Seljalandsfoss waterfall.  It is just as impressive as the Skogafoss

Oh why or why did my friend and I attempt to go behind the waterfall.  As you can see it was just a sheet of ice.  We opted to turn back rather than risking a limb.

Sólheimajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers

Now the best part of this trip was attempting hiking the glacier without crampons.   Now you are probably wondering what is crampons.  Crampons are a necessity to securely travel on snow and ice.  We saw a lot of slip and fall.  Just make sure to order one from Amazon.

Also, due to higher elevation, it was also windy.    So just image a hike when it is freezing and windy, but guess who had a great time.

Black Sand Beaches of Vik

Our last stop was to Vik.  This is where you get to experience the black sand beach.

And then you have that moment of just sitting and admiring the view

Oh and the best part is when you and your friends can just jump around because we are in Iceland!

 

If you have an opportunity to visit Iceland, make sure to either take the tour or self-drive to the South Island.  It is an experience that will keep you warm for a long time.

  1. Wow! This is so awesome. Visiting Iceland is the experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your trip with us. It’s like taking a little peek through a looking glass. What a spectacular place.

  2. Iceland is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I have ever visited. I visited those waterfalls too and was totally blown away by the majesty of them!

  3. I can see how you’d want to dance. 🙂 The pictures are great, and I love the one w/the rainbow!

  4. So many difficult words to pronounce their..Lol!! Just joking.. Judging by this very article and the amazing photos that goes with it no doubt Iceland is a place to visit someday..

  5. I have always wanted to see Iceland and your pictures are gorgeous. One day I need to see it for myself!

  6. This is so beautiful !! it reminds me games of thornes been into same sort of location !! I wisih i can visit some day !! Superb pictures

  7. You’re right about it currently being a popular tourist spot. A friend of mine who loves to travel just went a few months ago. I was surprised by both your accounts of how beautiful it is.

  8. Oh why I find this falls magical?!
    Iceland have a distinct beauty, no wonder many of my Chinese friends are raving about this.

  9. I never knew I wanted to go to Iceland until this last year. Now I have been seeing so many amazing pictures like yours and I have added it to my bucket list places. It looks stunning.

  10. What an amazing trip! I can’t wait to go to Iceland. Thanks for the awesome pics and letting me experience it through you for now.

  11. How exciting! Iceland is on my list of places to visit in the coming year. It has so much to offer the avid traveler.

  12. I only dream of going to iceland in the future! The photos look beautiful and you look very happy 🙂

  13. Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your super writings. Past several posts are just a bit out of track! come on!