Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Following two organized day tours to parts of Iceland from Reykjavik, I took my third and final one to Snaefellsnes Peninsula, located north of the capital. With its stunning green landscapes, coastal views, and the famous Kirkjufell ("Church Mountain"), this peninsula contains some of the iconic sites that the country has to offer. Compared with … Continue reading Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

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Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland

After a great day trip to the southern coast of Iceland, I woke up early the following day to head out once more for another day trip, this time for the Golden Circle. A highly-popular itinerary, the Golden Circle takes tourists east of Reykjavik for a taste of geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and everything in between. … Continue reading Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland

Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland

During my week in Iceland, I used Reykjavik as my base for day tours to other parts of the country. In total, I did three day tours, one per day back-to-back, each which lasted 10 to 12 hours. Admittedly, it was intense, but all the same my excitement kept me going, and I never felt … Continue reading Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland

Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland (Part 2)

After having a mid-morning snack (or "lunch," however you see it) of an Icelandic hot dog, I continued my first full day of visiting Reykjavik. That morning, I'd already seen the highlights of the city center, including the Hallgrimskirkja, the Tjörnin, the Sólfarið, and the Harpa Concert Hall. It was then a matter of venturing a … Continue reading Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland (Part 2)

Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland (Part 1)

Iceland had been high on my bucket list for a long time; I'd especially been planning to go since my first year in France. However, I knew that I had to save some serious money-- being an assistante, I made less than minimum wage, so it wasn't ideal. This year as a lectrice, though, I made more money, and … Continue reading Destination: Reykjavik, Iceland (Part 1)