I miss being on vacation. But reliving it through photos and blog posts is the next best thing, right?
View of Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest lake, in the rain on the way to Þingvellir.
Iceland was not originally part of my travel plans, but it turned out that Icelandair was the cheapest to fly to Europe (by about $200) with a free stopover, so there we were for about 32 hours.
I struggled a little because I do not function so well after an overnight flight and 4 hours of sleep sitting upright in an uncomfortable airplane seat. But we were off right away to visit the sights that we could get to in our limited time there: Þingvellir, Geysir, and Gullfoss.
Next was Geysir, but not before we pulled over to have a 20-minute nap in the car.
My favourite of the three sights was Gullfoss.
The next morning, we drove around the southern coast for a bit.
And thus ends my first taste of Iceland. I’d like to go back one day for more than 32 hours.
(Next up: London…)