When traveling to Europe, you think of popular cities like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Rome, you don’t usually hear about off-the-beaten places like Iceland. Truth to tell, I didn’t even know where it is located on the map then. Unsure of what to expect, I did a quick google image search and my screen was filled with amazing photos of giant waterfalls, glaciers, blue lagoon and the northern lights. It didn’t take a lot of convincing, I included a short side trip to Iceland in our itinerary.
We based ourselves in Reykjavik, a 3-hr-15-min flight away from Paris. Then from there, we booked several group excursions to see the Golden Circle, Reykjanes Peninsula and the South Coast Lagoon. Iceland is NOT walkable and it’s not easy to get around if you want to venture outside the city as public transport doesn’t have regular schedules and is dependent on the season. Tours in Iceland are pricey but more than stuff, I always choose to invest on experiences. :)
“Travel while you’re young and able. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.”
It’s difficult to find the right words to describe Iceland. Like having a close encounter with your handsome (or beautiful) crush, it leaves you speechless. You look at him and wonder if he’s even real. You know you can’t have him (#hugot) but you’re happy anyway – to be right in that moment even for a fleeting glance. That’s how I felt. Being surrounded with the raw beauty of nature and the vast land that extend as far as the eye can see, literally proves how small we are compared to the world.
We are blessed to live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.
Whether you’re already planning for an Icelandic trip or only heard about the country now, here are more photos to feed your wanderlust. Iceland is an ultimate bucket list experience! Let me know what you think in the comments below. :)
Ge and I both fell in love with Iceland so by the time this post is published, we are already back here again! And this time around, we’re driving the infamous Ring Road Circle! Isn’t that exciting? I’ve lived in a city my whole life that’s why I’m always into nature-filled adventures. We’d stay in a cabin, watch over sheep, ride an Icelandic horse, chase more waterfalls and hunt for the northern lights! The latter was the very reason why we’re going again – it’s been reported that this year is the last chance to see aurora borealis before it dims in the next ten years! We’re really hoping to witness more this time.
Gæta friends! ❤
What fills your adventure these days?