I visited Iceland in November 2019, saying in Reykjavik and spending time exploring both the capital and using tours to explore other popular tourist spots. What I discovered while there is that Iceland is a country like no other, and the truth is that I’m desperate to return. Here are some of the thoughts – both positive and negative – that I had while I was there…
- I’m sorry, it costs HOW MUCH?! – Iceland apparently trumps all when it comes to cost. Before I went, people told me that it would be expensive, but I never realised just quite how expensive. Iceland makes it’s Scandinavian friends Oslo and Copenhagen look cheap.
- This is the most beautiful country I think I have ever seen.
- It smells SO BAD. – and you know what? It makes everything else smell terrible too. Your skin, your hair, your clothes, everything will smell like farts and you won’t realise just HOW badly it smells until you get home to fresh air.
- If the northern lights (aurora borealis) are invisible to the naked eye, how do I know if I’ve seen them?
- I have never seen a Magic Ice Bar so busy.
- Iceland is basically the Scottish Highlands on steroids.
- Why is this tomato soup so sour?
- This ice cream is so good.
- I have never realised before how interesting penises are.
- I am so glad that there’s an elevator (to the top of Hallgrimskirje) and I don’t have to climb a million steps.
- These are the most ridiculous hours for a hostel reception to operate ever.
- This country has so much interesting history.
- GOSHDARNIT – everytime I missed the geysir.
- Holy Toot This Is Hot. – stepping into the Blue Lagoon.
- I think I might have frostbite in my head. – chilling in the Blue Lagoon.
- How long do I need to be inside for my battery to charge for the northern lights?
- This is a bit underwhelming. – while visiting Tales From Iceland.
- Do I have time to visit here? – me with pretty much every tourist attraction in Reykjavik.
- Oooh, this street is really pretty.
- Is it weird to Instagram someone’s house?
Have you ever been to Iceland? Tell me what you thought of it in the comments, and keep your eyes peeled for my Reykjavik itinerary coming soon!