My wife and I have always shared the quest for adventure. When we thought of all the destinations to visit for the first time as husband and wife, Iceland was at the top of our list. Our itinerary wasn’t detailed and came up with most of it during the flight there. From our past trips, we found that a loose schedule led us to unexpected wonders. We traveled down the highway until something caught our attention.
We started our journey in the capital city of Reykjavik, where two-thirds of Iceland’s population lives. Within an hour, we picked up our adventure mobile and trailed off to the desolate regions of the country. Our self-guided Icelandic tour took us east through the popular “golden circle” where we encountered hot springs, geysers, and waterfalls sprinkled throughout the countryside. Our farthest destination was the city of Vik, which was home to the volcanic black sand beaches. The last stretch was the small port city of Grindavik, where we took our time and soaked in the The Blue Lagoon.
I always heard that visiting Iceland was like visiting another planet. I understand why people say that now. I appreciated how carefully the people of Iceland protected their land and themselves. It was inspiring to witness a culture so keen about sustainable design and the use of their resources. I gotta say, we could do without the $15 dollar coffees and $150 dollar gas fill ups. The tax on imported goods was something that we were not prepared for. Needless to say, the high expense of traveling in Iceland was a small price to pay compared to our experience there. We’ll be back soon.