Iceland in five days – Flew with WOW airlines; 4:45am Arrive Kefavik International
Airport, Reyjavik, Iceland. 5:50 am Picked up car rental: Avis in arrival hall –
terminal building. Make sure you buy your alcohol at airport, if so inclined. Liquor
stores – “VINBUDIN”are scattered and not necessarily conveniently located. Sightseeing: drove to the Golden circle – crater Kerio, geysirs, trail of Sigridur and Gullfoss waterfall – freezing with wind and mist, Secret Lagoon, Viking horse ride (comfortable saddles! and fun), Blue Lagoon Spa- premium package (most common) memorable, Glacier hike – spectacular, man-made Ice Cave in Perlan Museum, fabulous glacier history. Dinner restaurants: our favourite – Grillmarkadurinn”; APOTEK, Nostra and Dill (super expensive, fixed menu) are all roughly in the same vicinity. Út í bláinn located in Perlan Museum, this restaurant only rotates during Spin-off Happy Hour 9-11pm, 360° views. Lunch restaurants: Ostabúdin and Hotel Ranga (after glacier hike) – both great value and delicious. A nail biting mountain drive; roads are flat, lacking directional and safety arrows and barriers. Super fun and memorable girls’ trip, a bucket list experience. Iceland is like being on another planet!
The hot water smells of sulphur, really… having a shower for the first time is an experience. No smell from cold water which you absolutely can drink, locals don’t buy bottled water.