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…
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…