My Iceland Adventure last December was one of my memorable trips to date. The hodge-podge mix of Felix, Risa, Jerry, and myself took off almost a year for this amazing road trip across the southern half of Iceland. With so much time on the road, there were a few things we learned along the way that kept us entertained. First, “land of moss and lava” seemed a little more accurate of a name, though we did find our fair share of Ice. Second, is, which in Icelandic means “ice,” but is a frequently used name for ice cream, too. After figuring this out, we found endless pleasure in every website address in Iceland ending in “dot-icecream.” Finally, when driving through a country primarily running on geothermal, you can blame any passage of gas on the countryside.
Iceland is home to a smattering of lovely, warm people, unique culture, and unfathomable landscapes. Vikings, mother-nature who’s constantly trying to kill American tourists, an impossible-to-pronounce language, hidden gnomes, and the most amazing array of textures and pallets you’ve ever seen are all a stone’s throw away. I cannot wait to go back.
The Textures of Iceland
Our Iceland Itinerary
In case you missed anything, you can see our 12-day trip broken up into these posts:
Day One: Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon
Day Two: Thingvellir and the Silfra Fissure
Day Three: The Golden Circle
Day Four: Laugarvatn and the road to Vik
Day Five: Vik and the black sand beaches
Day Six: Skaftafell Glacier Hike
Day Seven: Jökulsárlón and the Ice Cave
Day Eight: Abandoned Aeroplanes and Skogafoss
Day Nine: Christmas Eve Aurora
Day Ten: Glanni Waterfall and Geothermal Plant
Day 11 and 12: Iceland Sky and Keflavik