Can you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull? Or how about Gluggaveður? No, then how about Fyrirgefðu? Yeah neither can we! Welcome to Iceland, the land of unpronounceable words -- and incredibly beautiful scenery. An island in the middle of the North Atlantic, known for 24 hours of sunlight in the summer, 18 hours of darkness in the winter, more sheep than people, and active volcanoes and glaciers only miles apart. Iceland is fascinating and perhaps the most unique destination we’ve ever been.
With a population of 900,000 (600,000 of which are sheep), it’s no wonder Iceland offers unspoiled nature, breathtaking landscapes and a vibrant culture. And to think, for some unknown reason, we had never considered visiting this little island country way up in the Atlantic ocean. Well, at least that was until we stumbled upon a picture of the Blue Lagoon on Pinterest. Two days later, we had booked our airline tickets and a few days after that, we had landed in Iceland.
Since this was our first time in Iceland we decided to spend the week in Reykjavik. We took a few trips outside of the city, but only with a tour guide and a specific agenda. Next time (and yes there will be a next) I think we’ll plan to visit more of the countryside and spend some time exploring other areas on our own. The public transportation isn’t to great, so renting a car and making our way around the island, with plenty of stops in between sounds perfect. There is just so much to see in Iceland , I feel we only got to see a small part of this beautiful place.
Don’t take our word that Iceland is incredible…just look at our pictures and let the images do the talking!