Reykjavik Weekender: How to Spend 72 Hours in Iceland’s Capital
With frequent fare sales on Icelandair and cheap deals on the country’s new budget airline, Play, taking the 5-hour journey to Reykjavik from the U.S. east coast is easier than ever. From wonderful walks, to fine dining, to lagoon lounging, Reykjavik makes the perfect weekend getaway. While we sometimes spend just 24 or 48 hours…
Our Top 5 Travel Destinations on a Time and Money Budget
We love to travel as often and to as many places as possible. So we like to book trips for as cheap as possible without sacrificing too much comfort. After all, the less we spend, the more trips we can take. BUT we usually can only take one week off at a time (sometime a…
The Golden Circle, Iceland
Although the golden circle wasn’t our favorite part of the trip, it was really interesting and well worth it! The trek around the sights included the usual characteristic of the “must see” places around the world: large crowds and long boarded walkways, overpriced gift shops, obese birds dining on littered junk food, etc. BUT the…
The drive to Vik, South Iceland
This drive was so incredible! You don’t need an off-road vehicle. All the sights are visible from the ring road and easy to access. This drive was better than then Golden Circle.
A Magnificent Drive to Vik
Our drive to Vik was the highlight of our trip. It is an easy ride along the ring road and unless you want to hike or find hot springs, you don’t have to map and plan much to see the sights along the way – they are right by the road. There are beautiful waterfalls,…
Blue Lagoon, Iceland: Tourist Trap?
We were hesitant to go out of our way to visit the Blue Lagoon because we thought it may be a tourist trap. BUT there is a picture of its beautiful blue water in an Iceland Air ad on the Washington D.C. Metro that I often stared at dreamingly during my daily commute. And so,…
Welcome to the Arctic! (Well, Reykjavik is close, anyway)
Reykjavik is a beautiful town and perfect for wandering on foot. Everyone is friendly and locals will gladly help you find your way around. It’s a bit cold and rainy, but that hasn’t taken away from the experience. The weather right now (in August) is sort of like October weather in New York. The travel…