Without a doubt, Iceland was the most exciting part of the whole trip for me. I’ve long wanted to visit Iceland ever since seeing pictures of what various parts of the country look like, it is just beyond gorgeous. When I booked London and Edinburgh, a crazy thought came into my head – since I’m already so close to Iceland.. why not? And I’m so f#$%ing glad that I booked Iceland since it was by far the best part of the trip.
We arrived in Iceland on Sunday night and were departing Wednesday night, meaning we had three full days to explore Iceland. On the first day, we decided to drive the Golden Circle, it is basically a ~250km ‘ring’ route which has some of the most beautiful and important sights in Iceland, such as Gullfoss and Geysir. It took us about six or so hours to drive and stop frequently along the route to take pictures and admire sights. We also stopped for lunch along the way and were able to try some traditional Icelandic cuisine.
We spent the second day driving ‘up’ from Reykjavík and stopping in smaller cities and villages along the way, the views and sights were breathtaking and gorgeous, we spent a good hour or so admiring the mountains and the ocean and how beautifully they connect together. We explored Reykjavík when we got back during the evening and even went shopping, I ended up buying some awesome souvenirs and traditional packaged food items.
After checking out of the hotel on the third day, we headed towards the Krýsuvík geothermal area to see more geysers and also the beautiful black sand beaches and lakes. We were also able to explore the nearby cities and villages before heading to the Blue Lagoon in the afternoon. We spent about five hours in the Blue Lagoon before heading directly to the airport for our flight back to Poland. I say that about four to five hours in the Blue Lagoon is just enough, since we definitely wouldn’t have been able to stay in the heat much longer.
All in all, we had an amazing journey to Iceland and explored as much of it as we could in the three days. Iceland is beyond gorgeous and I would recommend anyone and everyone to visit it if you can. The pictures below show just how beautiful it is, but definitely won’t be able to show the ‘full’ beauty of Iceland. I think I may have found my new favourite place/country/city in the world… Iceland is just so magical, I won’t ever be able to fully describe it in words or show it with pictures, you just have to see for yourself. In the future I hope to go back for a longer amount of time and drive around the whole island and explore some more interior parts of the country.
Enjoy the gorgeous sights in Iceland, if you are thinking about visiting, don’t think further… just book! You won’t be disappointed!