Icelandic Adventures

Snowmobiling on top of Mýrdalsjökull

Snowmobiling on top of Mýrdalsjökull

That’s us on top of Mýrdalsjökull. It is basically a glacier resting on top of a volcano. We’re smiling but we’re completely drenched in the rain and my fingers felt like they were going to fall off from the cold. Those suits are NOT waterproof. I’m sure one day I’ll look back and be happy that we had this experience. For now, I’m trying to get the feeling back into my fingers and toes.

Miles of black sand beach

Miles of black sand beach

Detoured off the road to this amazing glacier view.

Detoured off the road to this amazing glacier view.

We’re making our way through Iceland! I’ve always had Iceland on my bucket list and I’m so happy to be able to do this with the best of friends. We’re heading Southeast of Iceland for a total of 7 days. Just the four friends, the open road, and nothing but pure mother nature. So far we’re all having a blast, but I’m not going to lie, I’m looking forward to the Greece part of our trip. Icelandic summers are just as cold as our winters. Maybe even colder!

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More glaciers

Scaling up this wall on the Black Sand Beach near Vik

Scaling up this wall on the Black Sand Beach near Vik

We landed in Reykjavik and rented a 4×4 and headed east towards the Golden Circle where we spent 2 nights in an amazing modern house sitting on top of a small hill. The Airbnb host had large windows throughout the home that literally looked out to nothing but rolling hills and a river. It was beautiful, peaceful, and a great way to detox from the busy city life.

The most famous waterfall in Iceland: Gullfoss.

The most famous waterfall in Iceland: Gullfoss.

From there we made our way through the small town of Vik and saw Seljalandfoss, Skogafoss, Dyrholaey, and Reynisfara Black Sand beach.

Iceland is gorgeous, but what you don’t see are the hoards of people at every single spot we’ve been to. It is definitely becoming a very popular tourist attraction, so be prepared to see a ton of tour buses and people everywhere. My pictures are just carefully cropped to hide all that mess.

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park

Short hike up from Geysir to this amazing view.

Short hike up from Geysir to this amazing view.

We have two nights left! We’re now making our way to Skaftafell and the infamous Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Then it’s a 4.5 hour drive back toReykjavik to soak in the Blue Lagoon.