Inspired by Iceland

July 20, 2019



The beauty of Iceland is more than just the Aurora. Sure, most tourists choose to visit Iceland during Winter to see the majestic Northern Lights. But visiting Iceland during Spring or Summer is just as breathtaking as seeing the impressive dance of the Aurora Borealis.

Iceland is made up of 130 volcanoes, 10,000 waterfalls, 800,000 sheeps and get this, around 2 million tourists. Spring is considered to be shoulder season so personally it is the perfect time to travel around Iceland.

On our first day, we went straight to Selfoss and checked in at Hotel Grimsborgir. It’s a lovely hotel in the middle of nowhere.


A tip when choosing accommodations, it is better to move around depending on your itinerary. Because if you stay in Reykjavík the whole time, you will waste a lot of time traveling on the road. For our 1 week stay in Iceland, we stayed in 3 different hotels which helped us save a lot of driving time.

So going back, there are a lot of beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. And we probably saw more than a handful while driving on the road. We even stopped a few times to see them up close.

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My favourite I would say is the Seljalandsfoss as seen below. It is the only known waterfall of its kind, where it is possible to walk behind it.


Another personal favourite is the Gullfoss, a waterfall located in the canyon of the Hvítá river, southwest of Iceland. It is so powerful you can feel the mist and hear the strong burble.


Of course, a trip to Iceland’s black sand beach, Reynisfjara and the world famous Blue Lagoon is a must I’d say.

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Another cool place to visit is the Dyrhólaey which literally means “door hole”. It’s not that far from the seafront village Vík which is also a nice area to see.


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We also went to The Great Geysir which was pretty fun to see.


On our second to the last day, we hired a Mountain Taxi that took us to Iceland’s farmlands and lava fields towards the Hekla Volcano. We went to Landmannalaugar a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, in the highlands of Iceland, had some sandwiches near a natural hot spring and walked around the area to explore.


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Seeing that part of Iceland felt so surreal, as if we were on a different planet. The colors of the different rocks were so nice to see and everywhere we went, we saw something so truly amazing. Be it a secret lagoon, a geyser, a waterfall or a field with horses or baby sheep, it was just so breathtaking.

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Forgot to mention the beautiful view of Þingvellir (Thingvellir), a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík.

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And Sólheimajökull, a glacier in southern Iceland where you can go Glacier Hiking.

In Reykjavik, we visited Hallgrímskirkja (a Lutheran parish church), the Perlan Museum and ate in Þrír frakkar. Weather that day was a bit gloomy but at least we were mostly indoors.


On our last day, we stayed in Hotel Berg, which is in Keflavík a cute small town near the airport.

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The days were long in Iceland during our trip and the sunset in Reykjavik was just so amazing. The Icelanders are truly blessed with their country. It is just so amazing to see how beautiful it is in this side of the world.

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