Originally, Kyle and I planned to drive from Höfn to Hallormsstadur; however, we decided last minute to alter our route. Our new goal was to reach Myvatn by sunset. We made this decision due to three things: 1- Kyle and I were nervous about our lack of experience driving a Manual car in the mountainous landscape of […]Read more "Day 8: Alone in the East Fjords"
Oh my, how time flies when you are having fun! I apologize for not posting in a while — Kyle and I have been out exploring our new surroundings and I haven’t had much free time! :) But enough excuses… Let’s get back to the Icelandic adventure. Now, where did I leave off… I woke up […]Read more "Day 7: Drifting between Icebergs at Jökulsárlón"
This was one of our absolute favorite days in Iceland. We woke up early to backtrack to Seljavallalaug for the potential to get the pool to ourselves. Lucky for us, when we arrived there was only one camper and they were still sleeping. I did hesitate to get in the pool due to the copious […]Read more "Day 6: Seljavallalaug… all the way to Jökulsárlón"
We made coffee over our little gas stove and strolled over to Strokkur. We watched the geyser in anticipation, wanting to get pictures of the explosion. Mission complete. After strolling through the Geysir gift shop, we set out to find Hrunalaug. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain and very muddy. We made several wrong turns, almost got […]Read more "Day 5: Geysir > Seljandafoss > Seljavallalaug > Skogafoss"
The fourth day of our stay in Iceland was the busiest (which is saying a lot). We started out the day with the intent to catch the Reykjavik Excursion bus from the N9 gas station in Selfoss to Landmannalauger, the colorful landscape in the interior of Iceland. Kyle and I pulled on several layers of clothes […]Read more "Day 4: Selfoss > Landmannalauger > Gulfoss > Geysir"
Sun light streamed into our room at the Villa as we woke up. It was 8am and since we were getting picked up by the Happy Campers bus, we only had a few minutes to get our luggage packed. Only minutes after rolling out of bed, our ride arrived! Kyle and I threw our luggage into the […]Read more "Day 3: Reykjavik > Hveragardi > Selfoss"
We drove to the Minneapolis International Airport the morning of our departure. The Icelandair flight FI656 was scheduled to depart for the Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport at 7:30pm. Kyle and I lugged our meticulously packed luggage up to the kiosk and rejoiced when learning that each of our 4 bags fell under the allotted 50 pound […]Read more "Day 1 & 2: Minneapolis > Reykjavik"