Thursday, 2 March 2017

Returning to Iceland!

Hello My Lovelies

Just over two years ago I was super lucky to visit Reykjavik in Iceland and which I blogged about back then. We went for a couple of days just before Christmas and fell in love with everything that the Country had to offer. We enjoyed our trip so much we decided to take another one for longer this time so that we could visit more places. In this post I wanted to let you know what we saw on this visit and my plans to return again!

After arriving in Reykjavik 24 hours late due to weather we headed straight for the secret lagoon for some relaxation which was an interesting experience (basically not good as the Blue Lagoon) and then it was on to our apartment to settle in before our trip to the south of Iceland the next day.   

The trip to the south was a very long one-it took us over 14 hours on a round trip stopping along the way to see the incredible waterfalls of kógafoss and Seljalandsfoss and to check out the black sand beach and basalt cliffs at Reynisfjara where we got snowed on!

We were also lucky enough on this trip to explore the 700-year-old Sólheimajökull glacier and its epic rock formations. On the way back to Reykjavik we drove through some really crazy snow storms, to the point that they were about to close the roads they were that hazardous-it was the best adventure though and one you shouldn't miss if you ever visit. 

The following day we spent our time walking around Reykjavik-having already visited it was so much fun to explore all of my favourite places and also to find some other places that I hadn't seen before including the concert hall 'Harpa' with fabulous views of the sea, mountains and snow. This time we also found the famous hot dog stand (famous because Bill Clinton visited) and apparently the tastiest hot dog's ever. I can confirm that they were delicious and really reasonably priced for Iceland!

Also in Reykjavik is the Hallgrímskirkja church which was designed to resemble the basalt lava flows of Iceland's landscape. It took 41 years to build ending in 1986- the views from the top are always breath taking as you get a great outlook over the whole of Reykjavik.

On our final day in Iceland we decided to visit the Blue Lagoon again as it was pretty fab the first time we visited. We planned our visit like we did on the previous occasion and as the sun was coming up-the water is so warm you never want to get out to feel the cold air against your skin.

The highlight of the whole trip has to be the opportunity to see the Northern Lights in their full glory. The lights were green and white and danced across the night sky. It was by far one of the best experiences of my life- It's never a guarantee that you'll see them, when I visited a couple of winters ago we didn't see them so to see them this time was just magical! I would now love to go back to back to Iceland during the summer months to experience the sun never fully setting.

It was then time to start our journey home that also ended up with our flight being cancelled and with us having to spend an extra 36 hours hanging around (but that's another story!)
TIP: If you're planning a trip to Iceland make sure that you keep in mind that it's relatively cheap to get there but very expensive to buy food/drinks etc!

Have you visited Iceland, what places did you visit? Do you have plans to visit? Let me know in the comments!

Till next time,


  1. I went last month and it was the most amazing place I have ever been! I'm definitely going to have to go again. xx

    1. Hi Nicole
      I've never been any where like it-have you? I would love to go back in summer next time. What was your highlight? Thanks for leaving a comment.


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