My Favorite Day in Iceland: Mind the Waves

This was by far my most favorite day in Iceland, though all of my time spent there was absolutely amazing. This day, however, stands out as particularly beautiful and surreal. Above you see the blacksand beach where glacial icebergs wash up. The Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon [below] was absolutely breathtaking. The glacial icebergs had an etheral glow [...]

Icelandic Adventure: The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa in Reykjavik, Iceland and is definitely worth a visit. Being used to less extreme climates, I was surprised that I could comfortably swim around outside in 0 degrees Celsius. Silica mud is available throughout the lagoon so you can give yourself a relaxing mud mask. Believe me, it [...]

Icelandic Adventure Day 5

For breakfast I tried some Vegemite from our Australian friend, Petula. She knows how to make Vegemite sandwiches just right. There was a thin layer of Vegemite, cheese, and meat. It wasn't too salty and I felt super cool getting to try something that is such a staple in other parts of the world. Additionally [...]

Icelandic Adventure Day 4

Due to seeing the spectacular lights at 2 am, I didn't get much sleep. I slept on the bus a little bit, but was conscious enough to pick up some more awesome bits of information on Iceland. If Icelandic horses leave Iceland, they can't come back. They truly want to keep the breed pure and [...]

Iceland Adventure Day 3

This morning I went to get myself some hot tea and noticed sugar cubes wrapped in thin paper. I was so exhausted from traveling, jet lag, and getting up early that I forgot my anxiety and made a comment about how cute they were next to the hot water. A woman with an English accent [...]

Iceland Adventure Day 2

Grad school and "real life" have prevented me from fully processing my Iceland adventure as of late... Anyway, on day two of our adventure my friend and I woke early to eat breakfast with our new friend Petula. I was surprised to see warm beans served at breakfast as well as some assorted cold meat [...]

Iceland Day One … Expansion

On March 5th I left my house for Iceland at 10:30 am Pittsburgh time and did not arrive until around 2 am (March 6th) Iceland time. My friend and I flew from Pittsburgh to Boston, then on to Keflavik. After a bus ride to Reykjavik we reached our hotel (Hotel Lind) and couldn't check into [...]