Iceland Itinerary

Eeek, it's finally coming up! With everything going on lately (more to come on that soon) my Iceland trip has snuck up out of nowhere. I've got a pretty packed schedule with only three full days in Iceland, I'm excited for what is my first ever press trip with the already awesome Time Tours Iceland.  I also only realised recently that Iceland is an hour behind the UK, it's my first expedition where time goes backwards, which excites my inner geek! Plus I'm determined to learn to say "Hello, how are you?" in Icelandic before I go!

sun voyager!
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So without further ado here is my schedule

Day 1

My flight gets in at the super early time of 08,20 which means I get a FULL DAY on my first day. I decided that meant, as I can't check into my hostel until the afternoon (though I'm sure I could drop my bags off), I'd visit the Blue Lagoon straight up, the tour is four hours long. You can get a bus from the airport to the lagoon, and then from the lagoon to Reykjavik, which means I'll be getting to the hostel early afternoon.

Blue Lagoon
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I'm hoping that'll give me enough time to go for wander around Reykjavik. I want to visit the National Museum and climb the Hallgrímskirkja bell tower to look over the colourful city below. I'd also like to walk out to the harbour and see the Sólfar, too. If I have time, I might even visit the Penis museum, for a giggle.

In the evening I'm going with Time Tours on a Northern Lights excursion. I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to photograph and see the lights... Another geekery for me as I've always been a fan of His Dark Materials, and obviously the Northern Lights are a massive part of that. Seeing them for myself would just be a dream come true.

Day 2

I'm totally geeking out on the Golden Circle tour, again with Time Tours. Pick up is from 08,30am and lasts around 8hrs. I'm excited to see another UNESCO heritage site, the Þingvellir national park. The park has the oldest parliament in the world, and is home to some pretty stunning natural phenomenon. Not only that, we'll be visiting the Mid Atlantic Ridge, the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The plates are pulling apart and there is an obvious split, eventually Iceland will be split in two. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Gullfoss waterfall, supposedly one of the most beautiful in Iceland (I just love all waterfalls) and the Great Geyser.  

Thingvellir, Iceland
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Day 3

My third and final day in Iceland! My friend recommends this place (click translate in your browser). It's a place where people go "sea dipping" (I hope she doesn't mean skinny dipping, I am too shy for that) & is popular amongst natives. It opens between 11am and 1pm on Saturday's and there's a jacuzzi and steam bath, too! This is currently my only plan for my last day, the friend who recommended it is coming with me, which I'm excited about as I've only been speaking to her so far through e-mail and facebook. 

Unfortunately my flight leaves at 10am on Sunday, which means I don't get to spend any time doing anything except getting to the airport.

Have you visited Iceland? What are your recommendations?














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  1. Wow, only 3 days in Iceland - you have some very long days ahead of you!! Looking forward to the accounts and pictures and good luck for seeing the Northern Lights! Fingers crossed that it won't be cloudy!

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    1. Thanks-- my days sure are going to be busy! Is there anything you think I need to see, Van?

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    2. Oh I've never been to Iceland but make sure to check out unlockingkiki.com if you haven't already ;)

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    3. Oh! Okay I totally checked that blog out, I love the things to see in Reykjavik :)

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  2. Awesome list! I love Iceland and posted something very similar about how to do Reykjavik in 3 days!

    Shaun
    www.thislifeintrips.com

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    1. I've got your post in my bookmarks to read before I go.... I can't remember where I found it but I've had it saved there for a while ;)

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  3. Loved Iceland, but like yourself my trip there was only short (partly due to costs!) But I really do want to go back!

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    1. I'm hoping I've got enough ISK, when I told my mother how much I was taking for 3 days her jaw hit the floor. I am kind of hoping that since I've already paid for the Blue Lagoon, and because I'm a guest of Time Tours that maybe I'll come back with some money ;)

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  4. I've never visited Iceland, but judging from your pictures I'd like to add it to my bucket list.

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  5. The Blue Lagoon looks an awesome place to start! Looking forward to hearing about your experience - congrats on your first press trip too bet you're so excited!

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    1. The best way to get into relaxation mode :)
      And thanks so much, I'm pee my pants excited :)

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  6. Sounds like you have an amazing trip in store for you! Looking forward to reading more about it!

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    1. I hope so, I'm really looking forward to it

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  7. If you like seafood you MUST visit the Sea Baron (down on the harbour front) Try the seafood soup and Karfi (red fish) on a skewer :-)

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    1. Ooh I am excited for food, I've had a couple of recommendations so far :) definitely keep them all in mind :) thanks Kiara

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  8. I also spent just three days in Iceland. You'll be surprised what you can pack in. Make sure you spend time at the blue lagoon - it's a magical place.

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    1. It's my first stop, I think I've got 4 hrs there once I get there.

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  9. Iceland is one of my dream destinations! I can't wait to read all about it! Have fun!!

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    1. I'm so excited to go, and I've heard about a restaurant you'd love Lauren, it's called GLÓ & it has all sorts of health food including various vegetarian/ vegan/ raw dishes! It's just down the block from my hostel so I'm definitely going to check it out :)

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  10. It´s a very good plan for only 3 days! I went there for a week and did the ring road around the island but it was intense. Everyone else had at least 2 weeks, so much to see there

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    1. Thanks Elena :) I'm excited to go - but I feel I'm missing sooo much!

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  11. You'll love it, Iceland is a fascinating and beautiful country, and the Golden Circle Tour, though the obvious choice, is well known for a reason. We've only ever seen it in the snow, so look forward to hearing about your trip and seeing the piccies!

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    1. Yeah, I bet it'll be awesome :) I'm so excited. It might well snow whilst I'm there by the looks of the forecast! Exciting!

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  12. Oh I can't wait to read about your experiences there (and be super jealous)! Iceland always looks so incredible. Can't wait until I can travel there myself.

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    1. Book a flight and go, Mandie! You know you want to ;)

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  13. I've never been to Iceland, it's on my bucket list. I'm looking forward to following your adventures and seeing your pictures. Thanks for linking up to #WeekendWanderlust this week.

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    1. Thanks Carmen, I'm really looking forward to it :)

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  14. Oh wow it sounds like you're going to have a busy trip! Hopefully I'll get to go to Iceland at somepoint next year so I can't wait to hear about your adventures! Have a great trip!

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    1. Definitely, that first day is going to be jam packed- I'm hoping I'll have time to catch a nap before heading to see the Northern Lights in the evening (I am an old lady at heart, haha)

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  15. How exciting of an opportunity! Iceland is high on my bucketlist so I will be looking forward to some trip reports. You should definitely go sea dipping, there is nothing to be shy about once you see every one else going in!

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    1. Eeek, I am nervous tho'.... we'll see. Maybe it's just a mistranslation....

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  16. Sounds like you have everything figured out and I can "hear" your excitement!

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  17. I am sure your trip will be awasome, so good luck and I will love to read more about Island.

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    1. Thanks- I will be sure to write loads about it! I've been gathering tips over the past couple of weeks. Can't wait!

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  18. Iceland beckons me oh so strongly! Hope you have an amazing trip, and since you don't have too many days there, there's this beautiful essay about the country I recommend reading--from Falling off the Map by Pico Iyer.

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    1. Thank you :) I will take tons of photos and be writing loads next week :)

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  19. Sounds like the perfect itinerary! I hope you have an amazing time in Iceland - The Golden Circle tour is brilliant, I really enjoying seeing Gullfoss and the Geyser's, well worth it. The Blue Lagoon is brilliant too, I could have spent days there, although after a while in the water my breath started feeling a little constricted lmao!

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    1. Thanks Paul, I didn't have much of a problem with the smell of the lagoon. It wafted up my nose occasionally but not so much- it was more the heat as you went around the back of the lagoon- we were first in for the day and it was awesome because before the sun was up fully the steam totally absorbed everyone and we had to wander about to see our surroundings.

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  20. I may just steal your itinerary and plan my own trip to Iceland REALLY soon. :D That sounds like such a blast, I really love how packed it is. Congrats on your first press trip!

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    1. For sure, check out my Reykjavik Rules post, it has some great tips on :)

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  21. Has your trip happened yet? I did close to the same itinerary back in September. Hope you love/loved it! I posted something about the Blue Lagoon on my blog recently (it was the best!). It was cloudy all nights we were there so we missed out on the Northern Lights.. hope you get to/got to see them! That's a dream of mine. Maybe next time! (I love time traveling as well) :)

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