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Hey guys!

(Due to popular demand:) Below are some of our favorite experiences from both trips we've made to Iceland. Each time the trips were for about 4-5 days and we honestly accomplished so much during that time. These are some of my "must-see and must-do" recommendations - so far, South Iceland is where we've spent most of our time but next time it'll be the north for sure!!

FYI: In case you missed the blogs from those; our first trip here and our second trip here.

Love, Karen

^ THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: This is something you could do in one day (at least we did). There are some really cool sights on this route. The Kerid Crater Lake is awesome (!), so is Gullfoss waterfall, and then the Geysir that shoots water out from the ground is so cool. There is also the Thingvellir National Park on this route which had nice views. 

^ THE SELJAVELLALUG POOL: It's just super awesome in the middle-of-nowhere mountains! It's the oldest man made one, and you will want to stay in it pretty much all day. Bring your own towel and bathing suit! (You can see the difference between when we went in November vs April! lol)

^ THE BLACK SAND BEACH DYRHOLAEY: There's nothing like it, it's amazing. The gusts of wind up there were also some of the strongest I've ever experienced. So, maybe don't stand as close to the edge of the cliffs like we did...

^ FJAORARGLJUFUR: Um, breathtaking. You just have to see it in person. (and hopefully it's greener when you go!)

^ THE DC PLANE WRECK "SOLHEIMASANDUR":  It's really cool, i loved it. But we got lucky the first time and we were allowed to drive literally up to it. Now (since apparently tourists are abusing it) they've closed off the entrance road to get to it...so you can only walk there. Which i heard is about 40 minutes each way :/ 

^ THE DC PLANE WRECK "SOLHEIMASANDUR": It's really cool, i loved it. But we got lucky the first time and we were allowed to drive literally up to it. Now (since apparently tourists are abusing it) they've closed off the entrance road to get to it...so you can only walk there. Which i heard is about 40 minutes each way :/ 

^ STOP AT ALL THE WATERFALLS: Skogafoss is so great and breathtaking, and so is Seljalandsfoss because you can walk behind it, super incredible feeling. You will get pretty wet just fyi haha - but it's worth it. And my absolute favorite waterfall is one that gets semi-overlooked but in a good way because less people know about it. You can actually walk to it from Seljalandsfoss, it's called Gljufrabui. (It's inside of a cave) Again, you will get pretty wet. Again, totes worth it :)

^ GLACIER LAGOON "JOKULSARLON": It's really something, and sort of sad at the same time. They are melting ice caps due to the effects of global warming, but it's definitely a place i'd recommend. 

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS - One of the perks of going during the winter season is the chance at witnessing the amazing aurora borealis <3 I found this to be the best strength and forecast predictor - good luck!! (We saw them once and it was enough to change our lives for sure)

^ BLUE LAGOON: I know people are a little split when it comes to the blue lagoon. I've heard people say they don't recommend it because it's a "tourist trap" or something...but I loved it so much. I'd say, you're in Iceland and you're so close, just go haha. (bring your own towel, or else you will have to rent one) Also, do this upon landing or before you leave since it's really close to the airport it's just more convenient that way. 

^ RENT A CAR (AND A CABIN)! I can't imagine not having the freedom to go wherever you want and stop whenever you want when you're in Iceland. I wouldn't recommend doing a big "tour bus" style tour...they just don't seem as personal and intimate at all. There is only one main highway in Iceland (Route 1) so it's easy to drive and get around there. And for the cabin, I mean...look at how cute and isolated and perfect it is. Our cabin slept 5 people which was perfect for our group! It had a kitchen (with everything you needed), great shower, and amazing views. We stayed at these! And the first time we went to Iceland we stayed at this lodgeBoth perfectly located for all your Southern Iceland activities :)

^ STAY IN THE CITY FOR ONLY 1-2 NIGHTS MAX: There is just SO much more to see around the rest of the country. But while you ARE in downtown: 

^ EAT THE HOT DOGS and get them with everything (toppings are hiding underneath) from this "famous" food truck called Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.

^ BAR CRAWL WITH "WAKE UP REYKJAVIK"  - this is a MUST do while in downtown! Egill and Dan are seriously the coolest guys in Iceland and who better to take you out to the best bars and nightclubs than these two dudes. (We even got together for fun our second trip to Iceland just to hang out!) They offer a ton of other tours if your interested in hanging out with them through other experiences, too! (Plus - that hot dog from above is included at the end of this crawl! Perfect drunk food lol) 

And lastly,  PET THE HORSES!  They are so friendly, just look at those faces!&nbsp;

And lastly, PET THE HORSES! They are so friendly, just look at those faces! 

I am more than happy to answer any specific questions if you have any for me! Just reach out to me and i'll give you any and all insight I have about this amazing country!