For this spring break, my family and I went to Reykjavik, Iceland. This was my first time visiting Iceland but I have heard many great things about traveling there.
Straight from the airport we went to the Blue Lagoon. This was a recommendation that many people told us to do. & let me just say, that it met my expectations. It was well worth the entrance fee. The facilities were really nice and maybe it was luck when we visited, but it wasn’t as busy as I thought it was going to be. I would highly recommend the face masks there as well. There is one that everyone can get with their entry fee and additional ones for purchase. The one that everyone gets I thought helped my skin overall and that’s rare for me to say. My mom and sister got additional ones, and I have some of their’s for different parts of my skin as they give you quite a lot of product. The food there is also really good. I had my best meal of the trip there which was just a vegan wrap, but I loved it.
Later that night, we going a Northern Lights tour and they brought us out to the national park and we were lucky to have a clear night and have perfect view of the lights. It was really windy and cold, but I would take that over a cloudy night.
Something that I learned after this experience, was that if you go and rent a car, this isn’t the best excursion, because the following night when we were driving late, we saw them again ourselves. They aren’t hard to find because there isn’t much light pollution in the country and they are hard to miss. So if you go and rent a car, you can skip over doing a tour. For our sake, it was nice to do the tour because we did it our first night there and could sleep on the journey out because it was late and we were tired.
The following day, we took a walking tour around the city. We learned about the famous landmarks there and more history about the country.
Reykjavik is a great city to stay in and they have lots of restaurants to go to. I believe the food is better in the summer time, because they can have access to the food they grow there, but in winter it wasn’t as accessible. My one complain about the trip was the food. As a meat heavy country, it isn’t the best place for vegetarians. The restaurants also close early which we were unaware of. I ate my body weight in bread and soup on the trip. It’s safe to my body wan’t too happy with it all either.
But for the views around the country, it was well worth it.
One of my favorite things was all the horses around. They are all so friendly and you can stop and pet them and they come up to you.
I really enjoyed my time in Iceland and would love to visit again in the summertime. The people are all so kind and culture is really interesting to learn about.