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What to pack for Iceland in Winter

Iceland is a place like no other. Which means you’ll have to be prepared for your adventure to come! When I started packing for my trip I decided to take all the winter clothes I own plus my ski outfit. I thought this was going to be enough, but of course It wasn’t. I had to go to an outlet in Iceland and buy additional winter pieces to survive the cold! haha Let me put it this way, Iceland is SO COLD that five layers of sweaters wasn’t good enough to be completely warm. It’s SO COLD that even if you wear two pairs of gloves, your fingers will still feel like they are frozen. I’m not kidding. Here’s a list of all the things you must bring to your trip to Iceland: 1. Ski Gear. Bring all the ski gear you own even if you think you might not need it. Trust me, you will need it. I wore my ski outfit everyday during my stay in Iceland! On the first day I wore …

9 Incredible Things To Do In Iceland

Iceland lives up to its name! It seems like this country is just frozen. There’s ice everywhere you go and there’s no avoiding it. By far the coldest place I’ve ever been to, and the most amazing place yet! Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful waterfalls, amazing hiking adventures over glaciers and ice-caving excursions are what makes traveling to Iceland a one-of-a-kind adventure. Here are 10 incredible things to do in Iceland: Visit the Blue Lagoon If you want to read further details and tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon, click here. Gullfoss Golden Waterfall Vatnajökull Glacier Hike in Skaftafell The largest glacier in Iceland! Easy hike but very slippery. Gear up! The tour guide gave us some safety equipment to hike the glacier. Such as, proper hiking boots, Crampons, a helmet and an ice axe. The tour guide will teach you how to properly attach the Crampons to your boots. It makes it less slippery to walk on ice! 🙂 How to briefly summarize our tour guide’s safety instructions? Mmm… It was something like: “Accidents are not …

Tips for Visiting the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

It was 9 AM and the sun hasn’t even come up yet. As soon as we landed we decided to book our tickets to visit Iceland’s most popular tourist destination. Nearly everyone that visits this amazing country seems to fit this activity into their travel itinerary. After a long flight, relaxing in a natural geothermal spa sounds like a fine idea! Located only a short 20-minute drive from Keflavik International Airport, the Blue Lagoon is the ideal quick stop before heading to the city. Based on my experience, here are some tips for visiting the Blue Lagoon: Do not arrange airport pick-up! I highly recommend visiting this attraction when you first arrive or on the way to the airport when you leave since it’s located 45 minutes away from Reykavik. As soon as you land, be sure to book a bus ticket to drive you to the Blue Lagoon. If you’re traveling from the US, your flight will most likely land early in the morning. Which is the perfect time to visit the Blue Lagoon …