Iceland

Recently, I have been receiving more requests on what to do when getting to places I’ve visited, so I thought it would be beneficial to post the itinerary of my travels, so you can have a base frame in case you’re making planning decisions. As always, if you have any questions feel free to e-mail me direct at Jackie14Craig@gmail.com. I don’t bite!

Day 1 (2/19 Sunday)

– Airport Transportation from KEF to Air B&B (Booked through Viator- Airport Direct)

– Checked into the Air B&B at 6am, that story is in a previous blog, quite funny

– Woke up and walked from the Air B&B to the Hallgrimskirkja (3.2 miles)

– Explored the Reykjavik

– Figured out the bus system

– Supposed to see Northern Lights booked with Wow Air (excursion company was Reykjavik Excursions), but was rebooked due to cloud coverage to Monday, then again for for Tuesday… didn’t see them until Tuesday evening

Day 2 (2/20 Monday)

– Hop on/off bus (Harpa, Laekjartorg, Reykjavik City Hall, Whale Watching Harbor, Vikin Maritime Museum, National Museum, Hallgrimskirkja, Perlan, Kringlan Shopping Center, Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Reykjavik City Hostel, Skarfabakki Harbour

– Toured & walked to the top of Hallgrimskirkja

– Ate at Vegamot

– Found BSI Terminal (main terminal where all excursions transferred at)

Day 3 (2/21 Tuesday)

– Checked into the new hotel, Guesthouse Sunna

– Went to see Solfar Monument (Check out my IG: JackieSCraig)

– Viewed Harpa Concert Hall

– Ate at Laundromat

– Aurora Reykjavik Northern Light Center

– Walked from the Skarfabakki Ferry Port into town

– Walked the Old Harbor

– Ate Sushi & found chocolate

– Date night at Rok

Day 4 (2/22 Wednesday)

– Northern Circle Tour booked with Viator with Reykjavik

– 10 hour tour of Golden Circle

– Picked up from Guesthouse Sunna

– First stop was at Thingvellir National Park, most stunning photos especially at sunrise! (Between two techtonic plates & Game of Thrones)

– Geysir Geyser, was the first time I saw a geyser!

– 1 hour snowmobile ride to Langjokull glacier (COLD COLD)

– Gullfoss Waterfall (reminded me of Niagara Falls)

– Drop off at Guesthouse Sunna

– Date night at Cafe Bar (Svarta kaffid), iconic place to eat in Iceland. There are no reservations, you wait outside in a line and the first table that opens is where you sit. Wine sucks.

– John Lennon’s Imagine Peace Tower

Day 5 (2/23 Thursday)

– South Coast & Northern LightTour booked with Get Your Guide and was with Reykjavik Sightseeing Excursion Group

– Stop at Eyjafjallajökull (volcano that erupted April 2010)

– Stop at Solheimajokull glacier for an hour walk/hike, truly beautiful

– Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (this was worth skipping the glacier 3 hour hike for, in case you’re booking a tour)

– Stop at Vik Village

– Ran to the top of the stairs at Skogafoss Waterfall

– Walked behind Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

– Northern Light Tour with Reykjavik Sightseeing Excursion Group

Day 6 (2/24 Friday)

– Blue Lagoon

– Flight home (Icelandic Air)



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