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Iceland: Reykjavík (Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon)

This is post 9/10 of our Iceland trip in October 2017. Day 9: Reykjavík (Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon).The Golden Circle is a trio of breath-taking sights near the capital including Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. We have been told by some that these stops are too touristy and not worth the time but…… Continue reading Iceland: Reykjavík (Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon)

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Iceland: Skaftafell to Reykjavík (chasing waterfalls)

This is post 8/10 of our Iceland trip in October 2017. Day 8: Skaftafell to Reykjavík: The weather this day started sunny but then was very rainy and cold. We began the sunny morning with a moderate hike in Vatnajökull National Park to Svartifoss (a popular waterfall surrounded by dark lava columns). It was a very memorable and…… Continue reading Iceland: Skaftafell to Reykjavík (chasing waterfalls)

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Iceland: Gerði to Skaftafell (Glacier hike in Vatnajokull National Park – Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður)

This is post 7/10 of our Iceland trip in October 2017. This sure is a long post title, huh? I do love the look of the Icelandic characters. Day 7: Gerði to Skaftafell (Vatnajokull National Park – Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður): Today, our main activity was doing a glacier hike though this guiding company. I though the day’s…… Continue reading Iceland: Gerði to Skaftafell (Glacier hike in Vatnajokull National Park – Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður)

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Iceland: Stöðvarfjörður to Gerdi (Eastern Iceland and Glacier Lagoon)

This is post 6/10 of our Iceland trip in October 2017. Day 6: Stöðvarfjörður to Gerdi (with a brief jump to Glacier Lagoon, Jökulsárlón). After snowstorms yesterday, we awoke to a beautiful day on Eastern Iceland. Driving around the fjords was so beautiful that we had to stop for a photos around almost every bend. Iceland…… Continue reading Iceland: Stöðvarfjörður to Gerdi (Eastern Iceland and Glacier Lagoon)

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Iceland: Lake Myvatn to Stöðvarfjörður (let it snow!)

This is post 5/10 of our Iceland trip in October 2017. Day 5: Lake Myvatn to Stöðvarfjörður. Honestly, this leg of the trip was more stressful and boring  (without many site stops) than any day due to the weather. Iceland weather can be very volatile once winter starts and depending on what part of the…… Continue reading Iceland: Lake Myvatn to Stöðvarfjörður (let it snow!)

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Iceland: Akrueyri to Lake Myvatn (geothermal adventures)

This is post 4/10 of our Iceland trip.   Day 4: Akrueyri to Lake Myvatn. We stopped at Godafoss, the waterfall of the Gods, which was awe inspiring. We then drove to Lake Myvatn and stopped at many beautiful vantage points and some awesome geothermal vents and soaked at the Myvatn Nature Baths (about $40 USD entry).…… Continue reading Iceland: Akrueyri to Lake Myvatn (geothermal adventures)