Iceland: My tale of ice and fire

EyjafjallajökullThe land of ice and fire does not disappoint. I can’t stop gushing about the breathtakingly beautiful country of Iceland – months after visiting. Every part offers a beautiful outlook into nature and natural beauty. My original goal for this trip was just to see the Northern Lights. Not only was I able to see them twice, but I also saw geysers, glaciers, and volcanoes… oh my!

It was my first time ever booking a packaged trip. We booked with Iceland Guest, and I promise you will not be disappointed. We decided to go with the Aurora Adventures package and decided to add an Eyjafjallajokull Exclusive on the free day. Everyday was jam packed with adventures and we were exhausted, but it was worth it. The main highlights for me were the Northern Lights (especially the last minute decision to go a second time), exploring a glacier in 65 mph winds, climbing behind a waterfall, the Blue Lagoon, and Eyjafjallajokull.

Land of ice and fireIf you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, the scenery might look familiar to you: a lot of the show is filmed there. Every time I’m watching the show, I feel like I’m back in Iceland. The scenery pulls me into the snowy ice caps and glaciers.

I’ve compiled a visual overview of the places we went here. I can’t wait to return – hopefully this time in the summer, as I heard the colors are just magnificent when the flowers bloom. If Iceland isn’t on your bucket list, it needs to be. It has become my favorite travel destination to date.

“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” ― Stephen Markley, Tales of Iceland

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