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Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

To date, I would say that Iceland is the best place I have ever visited in all my traveling life. From that moment in the plane where we were greeted with the fiercest, most fiery sunset at midnight, I knew instantly that I would be treated to some of the most magnificent, out-of-this-world landscapes that I will ever see in my life.

We went from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon in the East to Borgarnes in the West to Akureyri in the North and then finally back to Reykjavik on self-drive (without GPS). I have to admit that all the places of interest are a little bit too far away from each other. But getting to your destinations is definitely not boring because of the variety of landscapes that Iceland has to offer.

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Skogafoss

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Fjadrarglufur

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An evil bunny photo bomber behind me

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These purple flowers are everywhere

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Reynisfjara rocks

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Ensku Husin, Our charming hotel in Borgarnes

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Deildatunghuver hot spring in Reykholtsdalur

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Godafoss

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Seafood is really good and fresh in Iceland

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The sunset at midnight

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View from the breakfast room of Ensku Husin

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Strikid Restaurant in Akureyri

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Myvatn, the Blue Lagoon of the North

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Interesting landscape colors

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Crater of an extinct volcano

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Wreaking havoc at the Hallgrimskirkja

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The Hallgrimskirkja

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View of Reykjavik from Hallgrimskirkja

We saw countless waterfalls, drove by the coast, up and around hills, hiked on mini-craters on a huge lake, soaked in a hot spring and felt very welcomed by the friendly locals.

On our last full day in Reykjavik, my Icelandic friend gave us a tour of the city and had dinner at a very nice and famous restaurant. It was definitely one of my most memorable trips, and a place worth revisiting.

For a more detailed retelling of my Iceland trip, head over to riosebastian.com.

Thanks for dropping by and have a good weekend! 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Iceland is the best! And when you make a return trip (like us), spend a few days on the Snaefellsness peninsula. It’s not too far and one of our favorite places we saw this last time. Blog post on it will be coming.

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