Eric’s 40th: Reykjavík

We spent our first and last evenings in Iceland's capital and main city, Reykjavík. Tuesday Our apartment was two blocks from the famous Hallgrimskirkja, a church design inspired by the Icelandic basalt columns seen several times on our trip.   … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland day 5 – back to Reykjavík

After a filling breakfast at the hotel we checked out and started our leisurely drive back to Reykavjik. Before we left Vik we wanted to see their famous black sand beach, so we started there for scenic views of the Reynisdrangar rock formation … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland Day 4 – Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoons

For day 4 our main destinations were the glacial lagoons Jökulsárlón and Fjallsárlón, several hours drive from Vik. As usual, we made quite a few stops along the way. The first stop was a quick hike in Fjaðrárgljúfur, a 2km-long canyon at the end of … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland Day 3 – Selfoss to Vik, waterfalls galore and Skógafoss

The day started out overcast with a light drizzle but cleared up the further east we headed. From Vik our first waterfall of the day was AEgissufoss, a large river cascade near Hella. Parking was easy, and the viewpoint was a short walk across a … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland Day 2 – RAIN!

This will be forever referred to as the 'wet' day in Iceland. It was about 40 degrees and drizzling with gusty winds and after two stops at Gullfoss and Geysir we were absolutely soaked. Thankfully this was also our lightest driving day so we did as … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland Day 1 – Golden Circle and Þingvellir National Park

After some debate on time and routes, we decided to head north to Hraunfoss & Barnafoss waterfalls. They were far away from the Golden Circle but we are glad we made the detour because it turned out to be our favorite spot of the day. The drive … [Continue reading]

Eric’s 40th: Iceland overview

After a two hour flight from London we landed in Keflavik airport. Volcanic rock, virtually no trees, and a very windy, cloudy 45 degrees met us on arrival - it felt like a totally different world. Much of our time in Iceland was spent driving, … [Continue reading]