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).
2. See Hvítserkur and explore Húnaflói Bay with my own eyes!
3. Visit Goðafoss in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland.
4. Explore the multicolored mountains of the Landmannalaugar region and have a soak in the geothermal hot springs.
5. Visit Akureyri.