Next Stop: Iceland

I’M GOING BACK! I couldn’t be more excited!

I’ve been thinking of going back for a while to discover the ice caves and, hopefully, see the Northern Lights so I checked prices of flights in the fall and they were $300 round trip! You can’t even fly from Ottawa to Toronto for that price.

So, a friend of mine and I decided to head for a few days in February. Winters are unpredictable for weather so we won’t be doing too much pre-planning, such as renting a car (we may be able to get cheaper prices if we book early BUT if there is a blizzard we won’t be driving anywhere so it would be a waste). As a Canadian, I’m used to winter driving but I don’t drive in it if I can help it!

Here’s a list of things we are hoping to get up to and a few day tours:

  1. Ice Cave tour. I wanted to go when I went in May 2016 but the caves were closed by the time I got there. They’re SO beautiful and awe-inspiring. This is the number 1 thing I’m looking forward to.
  2. Blue Lagoon. I didn’t go on my last trip (we stopped at the hot springs along the ring road) but it would be a fun trip our of Reykjavik.
  3. Golden Circle/Southern Iceland. If the weather is not a blizzard, I’d love to do either of these drives and take my friend to some of the best waterfalls I’ve ever seen.
  4. Reykajvik. We’ll spend some time in the city and wander through the cafes, check out the view from the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church, and check out the murals.
  5. Northern Lights. Unfortunately, this isn’t something you can plan for. They’re so unpredictable and you need the perfect conditions to see them but fingers crossed!

With our limited time, I hope we can see some of the magnificent natural wonders Iceland has to offer (and not freeze too much!).

If you’re interested, you can read about my first visit in the following blog posts:

Iceland Overview
Iceland Part 1
Iceland Part 2
Iceland Part 3
Iceland Part 4
Iceland Fitness

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Gullfoss
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Þingvellir National Park
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Gljúfrabúi Waterfall

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