Iceland has been a place I have yearned to visit for as long as I could remember. Photos would show off vast landscapes full of what resembled inhospitable terrain on a far away planet, icebergs casually floating in a lake as if it was just another day of the week, and beaches full of black sand that could rival the blackest of nights.
A trip to the Faroe Islands meant my flight was going to take me to Reykjavik before connecting onwards. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I landed in Reykjavik and did not take advantage of the opportunity.
I was able to extend my layover to 48 hours and I packed it with as many sights and adventures as I could muster up. There was no time for adjusting to the seven hour time change and the building anticipation meant I barely slept on the overnight flight.
I will wholeheartedly admit that Iceland lived up to its mind boggling awe and wonder. My mere two day trip saw me get lost in the tundra at night on foot, see some of the most amazing views I’ve ever witnessed along the Golden Circle, and only fuel that fire to return even more.
On a side note, I couldn't help but share how well done the Icelandair safety video is done. They do an amazing job tieing the outdoors seemlessly into a sasfety video about airplanes. If you are interested in watching it - https://www.youtube.com/
I hope some of my stories help you along your journey through Iceland! Safe travels.
Below is a Google Maps overview of the route that I took. It starts at the Reykjavik airport and heads counterclockwise. If you press the square on the top left corner of the map, the legend and summary will expand. The stops are listed in chronological order.