Dreaming Of Iceland

Today marks one year since we set foot on Icelandic soil. Just going through old photos of our Icelandic summer holiday (click here for all Iceland ramblings), make my heart ache for the fresh clean air, perpetual daylight, breathtaking scenery, and…so much more. As much as we loved our honeymoon down under, Iceland ranks top on our adventures. Not to mention, I miss my dear G!

But alas, it will be a while before we can return to Iceland so in the meantime, I live  vicariously through Iceland blogs, like The Icelandic Experience, who recently reconfirmed that we must visit Akureyri on our next trip to Iceland. And of course the adventures of Hörgdal and I’d Rather Be In Iceland also help keep me connected to the Icelandic dream.

To further help cope with Iceland withdrawal, I’ve come up with a list of the top 5 things I’d like to see and do the next time we’re there. I know 5 may not seem like a lot, but considering we’ll have to drive around the entire island to check off everything on my wishlist, I think we’ll be plenty busy. Seems the best route would be to start in Reykjavik and head north. If you have any tips on the best vantage points and other must sees, please do let us know!

1. Puffin watching in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands).

Ridiculously adorable puffin!

Ridiculously adorable puffin (via News of Iceland).

2. See Hvítserkur and explore Húnaflói Bay with my own eyes!


Hvítserkur in Húnaflói Bay, North Iceland (via Travel Overload)

3. Visit Goðafoss in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland.


Stunning Goðafoss (via Travel Overload)

4. Explore the multicolored mountains of the Landmannalaugar region and have a soak in the geothermal hot springs.

Spectualr mountains in the Landmannalaugar region (via Travel Overload).

Spectualr mountains in the Landmannalaugar region (via Travel Overload).

5. Visit Akureyri.

Akureyri in Autumn (via www.parrikar.com)

Akureyri in Autumn (via www.parrikar.com)

8 thoughts on “Dreaming Of Iceland

  1. How exciting. Some of these things are easier to combine in one trip than others (2,3,5) and you wouldn’t have to go to as far as the Westman Islands for the puffins…I would still like to visit there just to see the aftermath of the 1973 eruption, although I’ve heard mixed reviews. I hope you do again soon so I can read about it. 🙂

  2. I like your list, all of these things are must see ones! 🙂 If you need any help planning your trip, let me know 😉 Planning trips for tourists is one of my specialities now 😀

      • I’ve been to all except Vestmannaeyjar, but I have seen the Puffins 😉
        I would have gone to Dettifoss and Jökullsárgljúfur (Hljóðaklettar and Ásbyrgi) as well if it was me. And of course there are many more places in Mývatn that is a must see 😉 Then possibly Askja, Snæfelsnes, Jökulsárlón, Borgarvirki, and I could probably continue on forever naming wonderful places here :p

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