Hey there! The holidays are over and the best way of beating the January blues for me is escaping from Manchester and exploring new places. This will be my firs blog post about travel this year and I’m very excited to write about my January’s adventures in the capital of the Land of Fire and Ice Reykjavik.
My husband booked us this incredible trip as a Christmas present. As soon as we landed and dropped our bags at our super stylish FossHotel (largest in Iceland), we went to explore what Reykjavik has to offer. Before we arrived to Iceland we already knew that we wanted to visit all the main attractions including Hallgrimskirkja (the majestic church, one of the Reykjavik most iconic buildings), Blue Lagoon (home to one of 25 wonders of the world), climb one of the glaciers, see the famous Golden Circle with its incredible waterfalls, volcanos and geysers and go on Northern lights hunt. To book your excursions you have to look for What’s On little shops where you can get all the touristic information, hire a car, get your maps, store your luggage and book all your trips around Iceland.
In on of these tourist information stores we met a beautiful travel agent Berglind (also an incredibly talented photographer) who helped as to book the best excursions & provided all the info we needed to know before our trips. With Berglind help we successfully booked Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and Northern Lights tour as well as a very memorable trip to South Coast : Fire & Ice adventure with Hidden Iceland .
We made thousands of amazing pictures during these unforgettable trips and it took quite a while to pick the best ones for you, but even they don’t do justice to the beauty of this unique country, you will definitely need to visit Iceland to experience it all in real life. It’s just impossible to describe your feelings when standing near iconic Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) which offers a spectacular view of the forces and beauty of untouched nature, or watching geyser Strokkur churning out great torrents of hot water every 5-10 minutes (far more frequently than any other geyser in Iceland). You won’t need to wait long to witness a Strokkur eruption which will stay in your memory forever!
With guys from Hidden Iceland we visited the world famous Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach (every blogger dream as the pictures you shoot there will blow everyone away), hiked Glacier (something I thought I would never be able to do due to being too scared of the very thought of ice climbing unequipped, but the professionalism and confidence of our guide and co-founder of Hidden Iceland tours Ryan helped to dispel my fears and conquer Glasier Solheimajokull with its stunning blue ice caves. The grand finale to our day was when Ryan drove us to waterfalls Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss. Both had absolutely breathtaking views and later on I discovered that some episodes of ” The Vikings ” were filmed there!
I’m leaving you with my photo dairy of our 6 day adventure in Iceland. We had so much fun and will definitely be back for more inspiration and sight seeing in summer. X