Few places on Earth can offer one the opportunity to observe in real-time a geyser erupting without prior notice, to gaze upon exquisitely fine black sands against the backdrop of blue ocean waters, to lose count of the multitude of waterfalls that go with the road, to watch miniature wild horses grazing peacefully on grass that is truly greener than anywhere else, or to stay in awe at the sight of ice sculptures that salty ocean water and the wind are putting on display. Iceland is one of those wonderful places.
Stay: CenterHotel Thingholt in Reykjavík
Eat (like a Viking): Hákarl (cured shark meat) – to say that this an “acquired taste” is an understatement and after a tiny piece of this ammonia-rich, fishy bite, you will beg for some Brennivín (Icelandic schnapps) to chase it away
See (my top 3): Dyrhólaey, Jökulsárlón, eastern fjords
Until next time,