A week in Iceland

I’m finding it hard to put into words how I feel about Iceland because it was everything and more than I had ever hoped it would be. From seeing waterfalls literally every corner, discovering glaciers and holding a 1,000-year-old ice, sleeping in a beautiful farmhouse and waking up to the sight of the famous volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, watching the Euro cup with locals and chanting “Áfram Ísland!”, walking the breathtaking town of Seyðisfjörður where parts of the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed, to driving on the edge of mountains then through an actual cloud then in an underwater tunnel next – Iceland certainly didn’t fail to impress.

Here’s a quick snapshot of our week in Iceland:

Day 1, Downtown Reykjavik, Thingviller National Park, Seljalandsfoss

 Kex Hostel

Kex Hostel

 Thingviller National Park

Thingviller National Park

 Farmhouse overlooking Eyjafjallajokull

Farmhouse overlooking Eyjafjallajokull

Old farmhouse: link to accommodation

Day 2, Moss Fields, Skaftafell National Park, Jökulsárlón

Recreating the longboarding scene from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 Moss covered lava field

Moss covered lava field

 Skaftafell National Park – Svartifoss Waterfalls

Skaftafell National Park – Svartifoss Waterfalls

 Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Hofn Hostel: link to accommodation

Day 3, East Fjords, Seyðisfjörður

 East Fjords Island

East Fjords Island

 Featured in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Featured in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 Skaftafell Centre for Visual Arts

Skaftafell Centre for Visual Arts

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Langhalid Seydisfirdi: link to accommodation

Day 4, Seyðisfjörður, Hverir, Hofdi, Godafoss Waterfalls, Akureyri

Seyðisfjörður

 Hverir, oldest geysers in the world

Hverir, oldest geysers in the world

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 Godafoss Waterfalls

Godafoss Waterfalls

Day 5, Akureyri, Downtown Reykjavik

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37 Apartments: link to accommodation

We watched the game with the locals, and witnessed Iceland go through the Euro Cup for the first time in history. It was an electrifying moment.

Thomsen Apartments: link to accommodation

Day 6 & 7, Downtown Reykjavik (City Walk Reykjavik), Blue Lagoon

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City Walk Reykjavik: citywalk.is

 Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon

I am beyond grateful for this experience and can’t wait to experience it’s wonders again (hopefully) soon.