I don’t know what I was thinking when I packed for Iceland. I had this weird notion that since it was the end of March, it would be somewhat warm. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Luckily, I had packed enough cold weather clothes to last me the week we were there.
If there’s one thing I learned about Iceland it’s that the weather can (and will) change at the drop of a hat. Pack layers and an extreme sense of adventure. The country gives back in so many ways.
All of the hype about the Blue Lagoon? It’s totally true. The place is magical. I would recommend a trip to the Blue Lagoon as soon as you’re off the plane. It’s a great way to relax and fight off jetlag. I could have spent all day soaking in the beautiful warm waters, but I was anxious to get out and explore more of the country.
We spent a day in Reyjkavik to collect ourselves before stuffing ourselves in our Sixt rental car and taking off the explore more of the countryside.
With only a week in Iceland, we decided to head northeast and see as much as possible. Spoiler alert: it’s beautiful. Everywhere in Iceland is beautiful. It seemed like my jaw was dropping with every corner.
The landscape seemed other worldly. I didn’t know so much beauty could fit on just one island.
I would love to revisit Iceland in a new season. While I loved spring, it would be great to go back in either the winter or the summer. I might just have to do both. We missed the Northern Lights while we were there and it’s a bucket list item that I still need to cross off.
The magic of Iceland is something I miss everyday.