Iceland was by far one of the most surreal places we’ve ever been. It felt like we were on a different planet! It was a photographers dreamland, because the sunset lasted for 3 hours, and the sun never fully went down. We got back around midnight every night, because we got too carried away exploring!
WHAT TO SEE AND DO:
1) Walk around the cute city of Reykjavik. There are so many cute places to take pictures, with all the different colored houses!
2) Visit the Gullfoss. This is probably the biggest waterfall I have ever seen! It’s incredible! There are stairs you can hike to the top for a closer view, too.
3) Stand next to the Geysir. This geyser erupts every five minutes, so you can see it multiple times. If you stand in the right place you might get drenched like us, so watch out!
4) Hike up to Kerid. It’s a gorgeous look-out into the crater and the valley! You can also hike down to the water for a different view.
5) Seljalandsfoss. (image via google) You can hike under the rock, and stand behind this waterfall! We saw it from the road, and it looked amazing — we will definitely do it next time. 😉
6) Explore Fjadrargljufur Canyon. This is BY FAR one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. Definitely my favorite thing we saw in Iceland!
7) Drive through the Moss Field (off of the map). Drive 45 mins east of Vik towards Fjadrargljufur Canyon. The moss goes on for MILES!
8) Black Sand Beach. See the crazy rock formations, puffins, and sit in the hot black sand!
9) Seljavalla Pool. Hike up and take a dip in one of the oldest geothermal pools in Iceland — If you are brave enough, you can take the Polar Bear Challenge and jump into the river beside it! I’m still impressed that Brad and Tyson did it!
10) Skogafoss. I loved this waterfall because you can get as close to it as you want, and there are also stairs that take you up the mountain side for a different view!
Day 1: Reykjavik (Stay in Reykjavik) – Day 2: Golden Circle – Gullfoss, Geysir, Kerid (Stay in Reykjavik) – Day 3: Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Moss Drive, & Black Sand Beach (Stay in Vik) – Day 4: Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, & Seljavalla Pool (Stay in Vik)