In ultimate fail Alice Rose mode, we went to Iceland in November and basically I've been the worlds worst blogger since then. I finally had the time to take photos off my camera and write up our little trip in Iceland. (Mostly Reykjavik).
We flew with Icelandic Air from Glasgow straight to Keflavik airport which is about an hours drive from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. We hired a car and rented a studio apartment so we could drive to all the places we wanted to get to. If you don't go for the standard tours a car can come in very handy. As an alternative to the set Golden Circle tour we braved the snow and blizzards to take in the sites ourselves. Most things are within a few hours from the city and if you set aside a day you can pretty much see them all and get home in day light, even in winter. We did the national park, which is probably much nicer in summer and I bet you can spend the whole day there. Theres pony trekking and its not -10 degrees..which might help. We then drove along to the Strokkur Geysir which is active every 8-10 minutes and pretty impressive. From there up to Gullfoss (which is double water fall) and then back down to Kerið on our way back to the city which is a volcanic crater. This is 300kr / £2 each but the rest of the golden circle is free. In fact the most expensive thing is the public toilets at the national park which cost about a quid a time. Crazy. (which begs the question, other than the coach what are you really paying for on these tours? hmpft)
|The Secret Lagoon|
Overall, It cost us around £650 each for flights, accommodation, car hire, food & entertainment. I'm probably going to do a separate post on all the food places we went to cause the food was amazing and I currently cant find all my receipts and my memory is not as good as it was. I'm hoping to do this soon, as in within the next month, so dont hold your breath.
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