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Location: Reykjanes peninsula

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2019

Keflavík International Airport

Reykjanes peninsula, Keflavík International Airport
Reykjanes peninsula, Keflavík International Airport
Reykjanes peninsula, Keflavík International Airport

Content: Our Flight to Iceland arrived at Keflavík International Airport, which is located on the Reykjanes peninsula. We picked up our rental car from the airport

Location: Reykjanes peninsula

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2019

Blue Lagoon

Reykjanes peninsula	, Blue Lagoon
Reykjanes peninsula	, Blue Lagoon
Reykjanes peninsula	, Blue Lagoon

Content: Instead of zipping right to Reykjavík, we visited the Blue Lagoon. From the airport, it takes 45 minutes to drive to Reykjavík but only 20 minutes to drive to the Blue Lagoon.

Location: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2019

Glymur waterfall

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Glymur waterfall
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Glymur waterfall
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Glymur waterfall

Content: On the drive to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, we drive right past Glymur waterfall. This is one of Iceland’s tallest waterfalls. It is 7 km (4.4 miles) round trip and takes 3 to 4 hours of your time.

Location: Blue Lagoon

Day 1 - 1 Sep 2019

The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon	, The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon	, The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon	, The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon

Content: Selected by Conde Nast as one of Europe’s top resorts, this is the ultimate in luxury. Rooms are stylish, modern suites and offer views of the lava fields and lagoon.

Spa Restaurant

Blue Lagoon	, Spa Restaurant

Content: After our spa journey, we enjoyed the restaurant’s enchanting ambience and savory nourishment. No reservations are needed.

Location: Blue Lagoon

Day 2 - 2 Sep 2019

Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Blue Lagoon	, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Blue Lagoon	, Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Blue Lagoon	, Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Content: From the Blue Lagoon, it is a 3-hour drive to get to the peninsula.

Location: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Day 2 - 2 Sep 2019

Grundarfjördur H5 Apartments

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Grundarfjördur H5 Apartments

Content: he apartments are nothing fancy but they are clean, spacious, and the Wi-Fi works well. Plus, it’s just a 5-minute drive to Kirkjufell, perfect if you want to snap a sunset or sunrise photo of this iconic spot.

Kirkjufell

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell

Content: Kirkjufell is Iceland’s most photographed mountain. It’s unique arrowhead shape, coastal location, and isolation from other mountains makes it a very unique photography location. Throw in a series of waterfalls and you have a stunning photography and filming location.

Bjargarsteinn Mathús

Snaefellsnes Peninsula,  Bjargarsteinn Mathús

Content: Very good restaurant in a extremely charming little building. The menu is hand written and changes based on what is available so don’t expect to be able to order what you see as pictures on these reviews. The food was amazing and I highly recommend it

Location: Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Day 3 - 3 Sep 2019

Golden Circle

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle
Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Golden Circle

Content: In the afternoon, we drive to the Golden Circle. On the Golden Circle, there are several small towns you can choose as your home base.

Location: Golden Circle

Day 3 - 3 Sep 2019

Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse

Golden Circle, Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse
Golden Circle, Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse
Golden Circle, Heradsskolinn Historic Guesthouse

Content: This boutique hostel is located in a former school building. Stay in a private room or a dorm. There is an onsite bistro that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Location: Golden Circle

Day 4 - 4 Sep 2019

Gullfoss

Golden Circle, Gullfoss
Golden Circle, Gullfoss
Golden Circle, Gullfoss
Golden Circle, Gullfoss

Content: The Golden Circle is a loop that connects three of Iceland’s most popular spots: Gullfoss, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Thingvellir National Park.To visit all three of these places, it takes about 5 to 7 hours, depending on how quickly you move.

Landmannalaugar

Golden Circle, Landmannalaugar
Golden Circle, Landmannalaugar

Content: The roads to Landmannalaugar are F-roads which are rough, gravel roads that are only suitable for 4×4’s

Brúarfoss

Golden Circle, Brúarfoss
Golden Circle, Brúarfoss

Content: Brúarfoss is waterfall that is famous for its sky blue color. You can only get here by hiking and it takes about 3 hours to visit Bruarfoss.

The Kerid Crater

Golden Circle, The Kerid Crater
Golden Circle, The Kerid Crater
Golden Circle, The Kerid Crater

Content: The Kerid Crater is a 3,000 year old volcanic crater that is filled with water. This is a quick and easy add on to your Golden Circle tour.

The Secret Lagoon

Golden Circle, The Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle, The Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle, The Secret Lagoon
Golden Circle, The Secret Lagoon

Content: The Secret Lagoon is a hot spring that has become so popular that it’s no longer a secret. But if you like hot springs, end the day here.

Location: Golden Circle

Day 5 - 5 Sep 2019

Landmannalaugar

Golden Circle, Landmannalaugar
Golden Circle, Landmannalaugar

Content: The roads to Landmannalaugar are F-roads which are rough, gravel roads that are only suitable for 4×4’s

Location: Landmannalaugar

Day 5 - 5 Sep 2019

Stútur

Landmannalaugar, Stútur
Landmannalaugar, Stútur

Content: This is a very short hike on a volcanic crater and it only takes about 30 minutes of your time. With soil that is deep brown and red, and with the hills covered in bright green moss, it looks vastly different here than near the Landmannalaugar campground.

Sigödugljúfur

Landmannalaugar, Sigödugljúfur
Landmannalaugar, Sigödugljúfur

Content: As we drive F208 north out of Landmannalaugar, we came to the parking lot for Sigödugljúfur. It takes about one hour to visit Sigödugljúfur.

Háifoss

Landmannalaugar, Háifoss

Content: Continue the drive north on F208. To get to Háifoss, it takes one hour of driving (45 km) to get to the Háifoss parking lot from Sigödugljúfur.

Location: Landmannalaugar

Day 6 - 6 Sep 2019

Seljalandsfoss

Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss
Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss
Landmannalaugar, Seljalandsfoss

Content: Seljalandsfoss is a massive waterfall that you can walk behind. Just a short walk away is Gljúfrabúi, a smaller waterfall that is tucked away in a canyon.

Skógafoss

Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss
Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss
Landmannalaugar, Skógafoss

Content: Skógafoss is one of Iceland’s most iconic waterfalls. What most people don’t know is that you can hike past Skogafoss and visit 25 more waterfalls. Called the Waterfall Way, this hiking trail, which is also the start of the amazing Fimmvörðuháls hike, follows along the Skógá River, passing 25 smaller waterfalls along the way.

Kvernufoss

Landmannalaugar, Kvernufoss
Landmannalaugar, Kvernufoss
Landmannalaugar, Kvernufoss

Content: Kvernufoss is another beautiful waterfall to visit. It is much less visited than nearby Skógafoss. Park at the Skógar Museum and it is a 10-minute walk to get to the waterfall.

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

Landmannalaugar,  Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
Landmannalaugar,  Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
Landmannalaugar,  Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

Content: The Solheimasandur Plane Wreck makes it onto a lot of Ring Road itineraries. However, we think that it is Iceland’s most overrated attraction. To get here, it is a long, boring walk and once here, you’ll most likely see people climbing all over the plane, despite warning signs forbidding this

Location: Vík

Day 6 - 6 Sep 2019

Hotel Kria

 Vík, Hotel Kria
 Vík, Hotel Kria

Content: This nearly brand new hotel offers modern rooms with lots of amenities. This hotel is located right in Vík, within walking distance of the Kronan grocery store

Location: Vík

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2019

Skaftafell

Vík,  Skaftafell
Vík,  Skaftafell
Vík,  Skaftafell

Content: Its a 2 hour drive to Skaftafell from Vik. Distance is almost 140 KM by car.

Location: Skaftafell

Day 7 - 7 Sep 2019

The Potato Storage

 Skaftafell, The Potato Storage

Content: This new property, with its interesting name and industrial, modern decor gets exceptional.

Vatnajökull

 Skaftafell,  Vatnajökull
 Skaftafell,  Vatnajökull
 Skaftafell,  Vatnajökull
 Skaftafell,  Vatnajökull

Content: We did a five-hour tour with Arctic Adventures where we got to spend three hours on Vatnajökull glacier. We walked through crevasses and climbed up and over huge chunks of ice. This was one of our favorite experiences in Iceland.

Svartifoss

 Skaftafell, Svartifoss
 Skaftafell, Svartifoss
 Skaftafell, Svartifoss

Content: Its a beautiful waterfall that features black, volcanic basalt columns, to the end of our day.

Location: Skaftafell

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2019

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

 Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
 Skaftafell, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Content: In the morning, we made 6 hours drive to Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.

Location: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2019

Diamond Beach

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach

Content: Just a short drive away from Jökulsárlón is Diamond Beach. Chunks of ice from Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon wash up onto this black sand beach, creating an extremely photogenic spot.

Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Fjallsárlón glacier lagoon

Content: A lesser known but arguably more beautiful glacier lagoon than Jökulsárlón, is also worth a visit. It’s just a short drive from Diamond Beach and free to visit.

Location: Fjallsárlón

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2019

Reykjavík

Fjallsárlón, Reykjavík
Fjallsárlón, Reykjavík
Fjallsárlón, Reykjavík

Content: From Fjallsárlón, drive back to Reykjavík. On the way, stop at Fjaðrárgljúfur, a beautiful, photogenic canyon

Location: Reykjavík

Day 8 - 8 Sep 2019

Loft – HI Hostel.

Reykjavík, Loft – HI Hostel.
Reykjavík, Loft – HI Hostel.
Reykjavík, Loft – HI Hostel.
Reykjavík, Loft – HI Hostel.

Content: This highly-rate hostel features a rooftop terrace, private rooms and dormitory-style rooms, and is located in the heart of Reykjavík.

Location: Reykjavík

Day 9 - 9 Sep 2019

Hallsgrimkirkja church.

Reykjavík, Hallsgrimkirkja church.
Reykjavík, Hallsgrimkirkja church.
Reykjavík, Hallsgrimkirkja church.
Reykjavík, Hallsgrimkirkja church.

Content: Fabulous!! Easy access to the viewing point at top, via a lift! It gets very busy though so may need to queue a while. It's so windy up top so cant stand for to long to take pictures but you can get spectacular views over Reykjavik! Glad we visited!

Harpa concert hall

Reykjavík, Harpa concert hall
Reykjavík, Harpa concert hall
Reykjavík, Harpa concert hall

Content: The architecture of the building was very interesting. It did have beautiful views in side and out but if you come from a large city in another country, then you can skip this tour. We did not see any shows there.

Laugavegur Street

Reykjavík, Laugavegur Street
Reykjavík, Laugavegur Street
Reykjavík, Laugavegur Street
Reykjavík, Laugavegur Street

Content: This is the main shopping street downtown in Iceland. Many restaurants, cafes and shops, but be warned - prices are very high for shopping

Perlan Museum

Reykjavík, Perlan Museum
Reykjavík, Perlan Museum
Reykjavík, Perlan Museum
Reykjavík, Perlan Museum

Content: Would definitely recommend this place to visit for the day. So much to see and very interesting. It's situated on a hill with beautiful views over Reykjavik. The best there is! The ice cave is such an experience and worth every second. The northern lights display is fascinating. The bistro at the top is very expensive but the food is lovely, worth a treat for the views you get while eating.

Sun Voyager sculpture

Reykjavík, Sun Voyager sculpture
Reykjavík, Sun Voyager sculpture

Content: Amazing sculpture and an amazing background. Be careful not to slip, the floor around the sculpture is very slick even with snow boots. It is breathtaking and a mandatory stop if you visit Iceland Like

101 Reykjavík Street Food

Reykjavík, 101 Reykjavík Street Food
Reykjavík, 101 Reykjavík Street Food

Content: We had some great meals in Reykjavík. 101 Reykjavík Street Food was one of our favorite spots. Eat stews and fish and chips that are delicious and this is one of Reykjavík’s most affordable, delicious restaurants.

Location: Reykjavík

Day 10 - 10 Sep 2019

Keflavík International Airport

Reykjavík, Keflavík International Airport
Reykjavík, Keflavík International Airport
Reykjavík, Keflavík International Airport

Content: We went to airport to board our flight back home. Dreadful airport.The airport building is very modern and bright however the queues for security are the worst I have ever encountered at any airport and I travel regularly. We stood in line for over an hour.