ICELAND: WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO, & WHAT TO EAT:
Leaving Reykjavik, you will suddenly find yourself lost in a sea of moss. All hard edges are lost and for a while the world exists only in the colors of the sky, the asphalt, and the moss.
I have had my share of crazy beautiful flyovers but this one wins ALL the trophies. Greenland is too stunningly beautiful not to share!
The BIGGEST tips I have in terms of what to wear in Iceland are to bring a waterproof jacket, a wind jacket, and good boots to climb around.
A result of slow-cooling lava flow, these basalt fractured rocks are well worth the visit. It is such a unique experience to see where hot lava meets the cooling of the arctic waters.
It took me a minute to warm up to the idea of wading in milky water with 100 strangers. But, it was quite amazing! Grab an expensive drink at the swim-up bar, sit back, soak it all in, and just relax!
It is freezing outside so I don't know why there are picnic tables. I ate in my car with the heater on and couldn't have been more content with my life decisions that day! YUM!
Experience the Scandinavian landscape via the tectonic plate shift valleys, insane waterfalls, unique crater hikes, tall geysers, and wild horses. This Golden Circle is all quite stunning and breathtaking.
Known as the top coffee shop in the world, do yourself a favor & pop in for a cup of coffee. Oh, and bring me back a bag of beans. Thanks.
The carcass of this Cold War plane still haunts the largely barren black sand beach upon which it was forced to land.
The plane is not visible from the Ring Road, and if it weren't for small indicators you might miss this stop altogether.
It is here, on the beaches of Sólheimasandur, that the pilot successfully landed the plane with everyone on board surviving without a scratch.