A couple of months ago I met one of my close friends in Iceland for four nights. We had talked about taking a trip to Iceland for a while so when an opportunity presented itself, we jumped at the chance and booked flights. And I’m so glad we did; it was such a fun trip!
Iceland is so different from anywhere else I’ve ever been. At times, it felt like we were on Mars. The topography of the country is that cool!
We made Reykjavik our home base and did day trips from there. (I will include all of our travel logistics at the end of the post for anyone interested.)
There are so many things to love about Iceland, but one of my favorite things was how remote it felt. Once we left Reykjavik, we didn’t run into many people. It was so peaceful hiking with very few others around. And the scenery is breathtaking. I hope you enjoy these photos from my Iceland adventure.
Travel logistics and advice for anyone planning their own Iceland adventure
We rented an apartment in downtown Reykjavik through Booking.com and an SUV through sadcars.com (no joke! ha.) We were there in October, which is the very beginning of their winter. I highly recommend getting an SUV versus a smaller car. The driving can be a bit sketchy and you’ll be glad to have the sturdier car – especially if you happen to go off-road. I also recommend getting the GPS.
We stayed at Alfred’s Apartments. Our apartment was centrally located and was within walking distance to a Bonus Supermarket. Food and alcohol are expensive in Reykjavik so we bought groceries to make breakfast and lunch. Don’t forget to try Iceland’s yogurt – skyr!
My last bit of advice: Iceland is known for ever-changing weather and it is not uncommon to experience sunshine, rain and wind all in the same day (and we did!). You’ll want to pack a waterproof jacket with a hood and waterproof hiking boots. Dry feet are happy feet!