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What to Eat in Iceland (If You’re a Picky Eater)

What to Eat in Iceland if You’re a Picky Eater I am going to be honest with you. I found that the food in Iceland is overall pretty bad. Well, that’s all relative, I suppose. I should say that as an American I found the traditional Icelandic food unappealing, although I didn’t go hungry. Icelanders nosh on many dishes considered to be delicasies from smoked salmon, stewed fish, smoked lamb to sheep’s head, blood pudding and meat soup. If you’re not an adventurous eater, keep your belly full with these options instead. Skyr Which is made from curdled milk and…

Iceland Geothermal Pools that Aren’t the Blue Lagoon

If you fall in love with Iceland’s outdoor pool tradition, don’t stop at the Blue Lagoon, take a look at Reykjavik’s other spas. You’re likely to meet more locals, and they’re a fraction of the cost of the Blue Lagoon. Árbæjarlaug Features an outdoor pool, indoor children’s pool, outdoor paddling pool, water slide and fountains for children, 3 hot tubs, a steam bath and sauna. Laugardalur AKA “Hot Spring Valley.” Want the hot water, without the steep price tag in conveniently located Reykjavik? This is the place for you. Vesturbaejarlaug Relax with the locals in the hot tubs, lap pool, and multiple heated…

A Beginner’s Guide to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

There are about a million and one blogs out there about the Blue Lagoon. I don’t pretend that I am an expert, but I recently visited this natural world wonder and I have a few tips to share with first-time visitors. A Beginner’s Guide to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland If you’re headed to Iceland soon, the first thing you need to do is book your ticket to the Blue Lagoon. The second, is adding these other activities to your trip. Let’s dive in, shall we? (Shameless Pun) Bring Flip Flops to the Blue Lagoon Most items on this list are…

3 Days in Iceland – A Sample Itinerary

I just got back from a 3 days in Iceland, and I am confident that I was able to see and do everything I wanted to and experience every minute in the Land of Fire and Ice – even though I was there for a short amount of time! Of course, I could have stayed longer and visited many more sites, but if you’re on a time crunch, these are the things and places you must put on your itinerary. Day 1. Hallgrimskirkja Church and exploring Reykjavik If you’re staying in the capital city of Reykjavik, this step is especially…

What’s On My Packing List for Iceland

Don’t know what to pack for Iceland? After traveling there, these are the items I’m glad I brought and the ones I wish I brought! So what’s in my luggage and what should be in yours if you ever visit the Land of Fire and Ice? Keep readin’ Waterproof iPhone Case I ordered this universal waterproof case because I know that I will be visiting the Blue Lagoon and hopefully a few glaciers and waterfalls such as the Gullfoss Waterfall. Knowing that I wanted to use my phone to take photos and document my adventures, I knew I needed something…

I’m Going to Iceland!

Okay y’all. I can finally say that I AM GOING TO ICELAND! Iceland has been my dream destination for several years now and I am so thrilled to hop on my flight and head to Reykjavic. Well, technically I’m flying into Keflavik, you get the idea 😉 And the best part? My entire trip to Iceland is only $300! Find out how I did it HERE. I lucked out on a pretty sweet deal staying at Hlemmur Square hotel & hostel. Because the bottom floors are a hostel and the top floor is reserved as a hotel it’s a bit cheaper than…