Visiting Iceland was a dream of mine for many years but I always thought it is to expensive. I’m not a fan of organized bus tours and therefore I hoped for someone to join me to share cost for rooms and transportation. Since one of the cheapest options for me to fly to the east coast of Canada was via Reykjavik, I decided to extend the stayover and asked around. Luckily my aunt always wanted to go as well we just never talked about it. This is why we decided to rent a car for a week and explore the south of Iceland. Driving around whole Iceland would have been to much of a hustle so we decided to choose three locations to stay at and do daytrips from them staying at in the south. The first one was in Hella, let’s say after the first third of the south. The second one in Hof at round about two thirds right beside the biggest glacier of Iceland. The last one was in Grindavik south from Reykjavik and I had one last night in Reykjavik after my aunt flew back to Germany. It was really nice to have a family member around after leaving Germany for a longer period of time. I’m still not realizing how big the step I made is and she made the start a lot easier. We got along really well and had similar expectations and I would always do it again 😊
I decided to not make this blog chronological because we saved up some spots for the way back because we had to drive most of the way double and this would make this blog quite unorganized. This is why I will start documenting in the west till the further east of Iceland. I’ll warn you, since I really fell in love with this unique island this will be one of the longest blogs so far. Sorting out all the pictures I took was a struggle but here you go
Such a cute city! Click on the pictures to enlage.
Loved all the graffiti spread through the city!
Thingvellir National Park
Drangurinn í Drangshlíð
Beside the way
Diverse places where I’m not sure anymore where we found them, but they where all near the road driving east on the south road.
Fjallsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
The longest blog I ever had, just because Iceland is so stunning! I wanted to devide it into a couple of blogs but since the internet in the hostel is that bad it took me ages to upload the photos anyway, so I just put it all together. Took me three days btw using the best hours online when less people are at the hostel… Finally it is done and I hope you’ll liked it 🙂
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Berlin born but home in the world, documenting my journeys as well as my daily life with photography. Currently exploring Canada on a working holiday visa and excited about all the new adventures awaiting me. Feel free to follow my journey.
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