Gústaf Bjarmarsson

Iceland Day 7

DAY 7: REYKJAVIK AND THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Highlights: Reykjavik Old Harbour, Puffin Express Tour, Þingvellir National Park, Öxarárfoss, Strokkur/Geysir, Gulfoss, Kerið Meals: Fosshotel Hellnar, Slippbarinn, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Cafe Loki Lodging: Storm Hotel This was going to be a long day. We wanted to squeeze in the breakfast buffet at Fosshotel Hellnar before making a very fast, nonstop 200km drive to the Reykjavik Old Harbour in time for an 11:00am Puffin … Read more


Iceland Day 6

DAY 6: MANEUVERING THE SNÆFELLSNES PENINSULA Highlights: Helgafell, Kirkjufellsfoss, Kirkjufell, Vatnshellir Cave Tour, Snæfellsjökull, Rauðfeldsgjá Gorge, Icelandic Horses, Búðakirkja Meals: Hvammstangi Cottages, Laki Hafnarkaffi, Guesthouse Snjofell Restaurant Lodging: Fosshotel Hellnar After a relaxing night’s sleep and a breakfast of Skyr, we packed up and checked out of the Hvammstangi Cottages. Hvammstangi to Helgafell was a long, 160 kilometer push, so we set out early. The Ring Road looped … Read more

Iceland Day 5

DAY 5: EXPLORING NORTHERN ICELAND Highlights: Grjotagja, Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant, Boiling Mud Pots, Krafla Power Station, Viti Crater, Dettifoss, Selfoss, Góðafoss, Ljósavatn, Akureyri, Akureyrarkirkja Meals: Vogafjos Guesthouse, Kaffi Ilmur, Sjavarborg Restaurant Lodging: Hvammstangi Cottages After a restful night sleep, we packed up and drove across the street to the breakfast buffet in the guesthouse check-in area. We arrived early enough to see the cows being milked, … Read more

Iceland Day 4

DAY 4: WATER, HOT AND COLD Highlights: Lækjavik coastline, Djúpivogur, Eggin i Gledivik, Hengifoss, Litlanesfoss, Gufufoss, Yst-i-Rjukandi, Myvatn Nature Baths Meals: Fosshotel Vatnajokull, Subway Lodging: Vogafjos Guesthouse The hotel was nice and quiet that evening. We later discovered that the place was maybe 20% booked up that evening. Breakfast was extremely well-rounded for the size of the hotel. While the variety of food was not … Read more

Iceland Day 3

DAY 3: NATIONAL PARKS AND GLACIERS Highlights: Systrastapi, Svartifoss (Skaftafell), Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lagoon), Diamond Beach, Hofn shoreline Meals: Icelandair Hotel Vik, Kaffi Hornid Lodging: Fosshotel Vatnajokull We started out our day nice and early again. The rain was still falling, as it had for the strong majority of our trip at this point. After another wonderful breakfast buffet from Icelandair Hotel … Read more


Iceland Day 2

DAY 2: THE SOUTHERN COAST OF ICELAND Highlights: Dyrhólaey, Reynisdrangar, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Systrafoss Meals: Icelandair Hotel Vik, Black Beach Restaurant, Halldorskaffi Lodging: Icelandair Hotel Vik With the exception of maybe Day 6, Day 2 was in my opinion the most magical of our days in Iceland. We started early, eating breakfast at the breakfast buffet, which was served in the attached Berg … Read more

Iceland Day 1

DAY 1: OFF THE PLANE AND INTO THE WATERFALLS Highlights: Urridafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrafoss, Skogafoss, Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Meals: Center Fossbúð, Suður-Vík Restaurant Lodging: Icelandair Hotel Vik Our plane was scheduled to land at the Keflavík International Airport at 6:45am on April 29th, 2017. We flew in on Delta Airlines Flight 446 from New York City. It was the end of April, but … Read more