Adventure trip to Iceland
Ok so Hello guys!
Together with my boyfriend Filip we decided for an adventure trip to Iceland – it was my gift for his 30th birthday and it was his first flight so you can imagine the huge excitement. 🙂
We were so excited, happy and restless for this awesome country when we picked up the camper from the rental company (rent.is) on the first day. The people at this company was very helpful and kind, so we were happy so we start the engines and we could go on the roads together with our friends from our hometown Trenčianske Teplice (Slovakia).
First stop was Geysir, it was fun but we had to wait around 10 minutes maybe more, for the big splash and then baaaaam. I was surprised because the splash was so high. Our second stop was Gullfoss, the biggest waterfall what we ever seen with a beautiful rainbow over it and the soft spray from the waterfall was so fresh, such a damn good scenery at this place really! And at the end of the hard day we jumped into the water in Flúðir (The Secret lagoon – Gamla laugin) it was the best choice because we were really tired and we needed the shower.
Second day. Seljalandsfoss was the first big and tall waterfall I ever saw in my life. Skógafoss was so huge and mighty. We went up the stairs to the top of Skógafoss and then we followed some little track and hike along a beautiful river. After the hike, we went back and decided to go to another secret waterfall behind the Skógar museum. There was a little cute ladder over a fence (first time seen) and we over the fence, we found the secret waterfalls with untouched nature, we took some crazy photos here and went back on the road again. The road conditions in Iceland are perfect and without any holes but occationally very dangerous too.
Next stop was Mýrdalsheppur where we saw the huge stones looking like a big gate in the ocean, beautiful scenery with never ending views to the ocean and reflection from the sun on the water. Awww so romantic, awesome and memorable experience. Black sand on Reynisfjara beach and weird shapes of other stones on the beach. You must be careful because the waves was so big and huge. I had to run away from one but did not escape a big wave and it reached my knees and my shoes got totally wet, I had dry them on the car dryer. mehehe.
After this experiences and views we drove to another place. During the drive we saw big melting glacier and wild reindeer and lot of horses.
Next stop. Jökulsárlón is an unbelievably nice, big glacier lake with a black diamond beach with little seals swimming was too cute. Awww, the best the best! And that very night we saw Aurora Borealis for the first time evaaaaaaaaa. Such a magical night really. First time I saw it and I can’t really believe it.
In the morning we started the camper vans and went to north of Iceland along the beautiful coastlines and finally arrived in Djúpivogur because we had to pee and the distances between villages can be very long so it was critical for us. Horses and sheep was everywhere I looked. Yay I am an animal lover.️
Hverir is an interesting geothermal site but the spring Hverir was stinky, too much for me and I thought I would vomit? From there, a short trail lies up mountain, to the “Námaskarð” pass, and from there the trail leads down to the highway and back.The most bizarre attractions for me in the region was the mud pits of “Hverarönd”, which are so hot that they actually boil.
Next stop was Grótagjá lava cave.This cave was on our list of places to stop at. It’s very tiny and pictures made it look way larger. Only about 5 people can actually hike down into the cave at one time. It’s very very small. There is a thermal spring inside with 50 degrees water. It is tectonic break which divides Europe and North America.
Akureyri city is second largest city in Iceland, so we got a break, rest and ate the famous Icelandic HOT-DOGS, delicious! Bought some stuffs in the Icewear store (folk sweater and gloves) and we went happy to other places. Next stop was Glaumbær the turf houses for “elfs”(laugh). Joke!
Hvitserkur stones reminds of a dragon who drinks water? Maybe. But nice!
Stykkishólmur is a romantic city! Imagine: The red lighthouse on a stone hill, warm weather and we are waiting for the sunset. It was such a magical sunset. After that we went to the local pub to drink the Icelandic strong beer? and after this we found an open campsite for the night. There was a little building with free WiFi, toilets and a warm room where we cooked our meal.
So many beautiful places, so many natural phenomenons I loved it, we loved it! The Kirkjufell mountain with the waterfalls was so nice!
Krosslaug natural hot springs in Borgarbyggð, cliffs and reefs with the seagulls and seals (so cute).
Silfra diving and the crystal clear water was awesome! The national park Þingvellir was awesome also too. The day before last day we saw the Aurora second time and this Aurora was greater in intensity, shimmering and moving wildly like a snake! ?
Reykjanes park, Kleifarvatn lake Gígvatn lake with beautiful green water, still beautiful scenery around us, Krýsuvík hot springs, again, stinking. Same day we stopped by the Krisuvikurberg Cliffs, little chill here with great, sunny weather and again the most beautiful views of the ocean.
I’m sending this video too to demonstrate also visually what we experienced. Because it was awesome and memorable adventure trip. I recommend it for everyone.
At the end of the trip we went to bathe in the Blue lagoon near the Grindavik. Super relaxing with a spa. It was my dream, hot salt water with a welcome drink (I’d choose Prosecco for sure) and then I had the silica mask on my face and I walked in the blue water like a mummy muhahah?
A trip to Iceland was a very good idea for us, because we love nature, mountains, hot springs and animals. So thank you for the camper van, we are sending some photos of the campers too.
Best wishes & million kisses!
Filip & Lenka from Slovakia
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