Iceland Day 8

DAY 8: EXPLORING REYKJAVIK AND A RELAXING FAREWELL Highlights: Reykjavik Street Art, Cathedral of Christ the King, Harpa Concert Hall, Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture, Hallgrímskirkja, Blue Lagoon Meals: Storm Hotel, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, Café Babalú, Roadhouse Snorrabraut Lodging: Storm Hotel This was it. The final full day of our Iceland adventure. Bittersweet, but incredible to look back and know that this past … Read more

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