We’re officially down to only 57 days until our Iceland adventure! It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to go…We booked our flight all the way back in MARCH, so you can imagine how hard it’s been to wait! Now we’re only 2 months away, so here are 5 things you should do in Iceland. I know we will be doing everything on this list! 🙂
1. Free City Walk Tour
I highly recommend that you sign up for a free tour with CityWalk on your first day in Reykjavík. It will give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the city and get a bit of historic background! The tour is 2 hours long and takes you all around the downtown area, starting right near the Parliament building.
This tour company rarely takes a day off and they offer their guided tour multiple times a day…every single day! There is no reason to miss out on this great introductory activity.
2. Drive the Golden Circle
Driving the Golden Circle is a MUST-DO activity. It’s a circular route that covers about 300km and can be done in a day. You make 4 stops along the way at: Þingvellir National Park, Strokkur Geyser in the Haukadalur Valley, Gulfoss Waterfall and Kerið Crater Lake.
While we’re driving the route, we definitely plan on pulling off to the side of the road to say hello to the friendly Icelandic horses! 🙂
3. Hike a Glacier
It’s really easy to book this activity online – we chose to go with Extreme Iceland. The one we chose is guided hike through crevasses and glacier sculptures of the Svínafellsjökull glacial tongue in the Skaftafell nature reserve. I definitely recommend this experience!
For $20, you can go with a group to 3 pubs and 1 nightclub with CityWalk (yes, it’s hosted by the same people as the free city tour!). You get to skip lines, have no entrance fees, and enjoy discounted drinks at each of the bars. It’s a great way to meet other travelers from all around the world and experience nightlife right in the heart of Reykjavík.
5. Blue Lagoon Spa
Head on over to Blue Lagoon for a relaxing Spa Day! We will be enjoying a silica mud mask and hanging out in the geothermal water for a few hours with a drink in hand.
I’ll also be posting a helpful packing list for Iceland soon – trying to pack light is always tricky!