The Land of Fire and Ice – Iceland

So this past weekend we had the amazing opportunity to travel to Reykjavik Iceland!

Iceland is one of those destinations I always thought would be really neat to go to, but didn’t think I would actually every get there (at least not any time soon). However, through work I was able to go and take my husband!

Day 1 – We flew in late Thursday night, got checked in to our hotel and stepped out to find late night dinner. We wound up at a Pizzaria near our hotel (I have no clue what it was called sadly) and had amazing food and beer.

IMG_4493

Walking home from the Pizzaria we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! Little did we know our Northern Lights tour would be cancelled for the remainder of our trip due to weather. I’m so glad I was able to capture this picture!

IMG_0094

Day 2 – We did a half day City Tour as well as Whale Watching. I’d highly recommend the Whale Watching! So much fun and we saw Minke Whales and Dolphins. We also happened to see some Puffins!! I booked the tour through viator.com and found it to be pretty affordable.

IMG_0108

Chuck Norris Grill, delicious Lunch option!
Chuck Norris Grill, delicious Lunch option!
Puffin!
Puffin!
Dolphin about to dive under our boat.
Dolphin about to dive under our boat.

Day 3 – We did the Golden Circle tour. We booked this through Reykjavik Excursions. It was from 9am to 5pm, a full day almost, but worth it as you got to see multiple sights! It was rainy while we were there, so we were wet the majority of the trip. However, it was nice to get out of the city and see the more scenic sides of Iceland.

Super fresh Bloody Mary
Super fresh Bloody Mary
At the Geyser
At the Geyser

IMG_0298

Gulfoss
Gulfoss

That night we ventured into the City for some beer and to see the nightlife. We only made it to about midnight until we decided to find some Icelandic HotDogs and call it a night.

Day 4 – Today was all about Relaxing! We went to the Blue Lagoon first thing in the morning. You see the pictures online and think wow these have to be edited or something, that water can not be that blue! Friends, let me tell ya, it is! It looks exactly like all the pictures. I wish we could have spent the whole day there.

IMG_4539

After the Blue Lagoon, we napped… seriously, for about 3 hours. I guess we were tired from the relaxing morning in the lagoon.

Day 5 – Our LAST day in Iceland. We opted to spend this day walking the city and looking for souvenirs. We walked and walked, took a few pictures, and walked some more. That evening we jumped on our plane and headed back to the UK.

I LOVED Iceland, in fact I’ve already decided that we WILL be returning eventually! There is so much more to see! Maybe next time we will rent a car and explore that way.

Until next time..

<3 Amanda