Iceland

The Land of Fire and Ice in two days

Adventure / nature

Reykjavik
Iceland is an island in the North Atlantic with extreme geological contrasts. You can find in this amazing landscape some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world’s most active volcanoes. So it is not surprising that Iceland is widely known as  “The Land of Fire and Ice”. It was on my bucket list for a long time and even it was only for two days this spectacular trip will be in my hart forever. 

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What do you do if you have little time and much to see?

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1. Take a bath in hot water

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions, and it's not hard to see why! The beautiful milky-blue opaque water makes a stark contrast to the surrounding black lava field covered with dark green moss. It is only 30-minute drive from the capital city of Iceland, Reykjavík, that makes it the perfect first stop when arriving in Iceland. 

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The Blue Lagoon
is rewarded to one of the top 10 spas in the world (Condé Nast Traveller). It has become very famous and stars like Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Björk, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have all been spotted in the blue water. The temperature is about 39 and perfect for a relaxing and healing bath. Be aware that it is Iceland's most visited attraction, so you will need to book your entry days or even weeks in advance.

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2. Go on a road trip!

From the moss covered lava fields in the south-west, through the barren highlands in the center, to the soaring fjords in the north-west you will discover every minute a new emotion. Every turn in the road will change your point of view and let you experience the great diversity of nature.

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3. Chasing waterfalls  

Iceland is a country of many amazing waterfalls. It is very difficult to choose and I am sure  to go back any time soon to see the other wonders of nature. Gullfoss is located in the mighty Hvíta glacier river in south Iceland and is widely considered the most famous one.It drops down 32 metres into a narrow river gorge via two tiers. 
Because it plunges in two stages at nearly right angles to each other makes it unusual, unique and memorable. If you are as lucky as us and you visit The Golden Waterfall on a sunny afternoon. Well you might enjoy an arcing rainbows form in the wafting mist. Due to its popularity, expect to share this waterfall with hordes of tourists. So be very creative to make an memorable picture. 

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4.Explore the beauty of Reykjavik

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Where and what to eat?


The Grillmarket

At the Grillmarket they try to work closely with local farmers and buy most oft their products directly from the farm. Just some of the local products that feature on the menu are lamb, beef, trout, quail, skyr and honey. The outcome is an unexpected and exciting culinary treat s where the Icelandic heritage and the modern age meet. There is also whale on the menu but I prefere to go whale watching because thats one of the most beautiful things I've seen. By the way they serve great cocktails too!

Cocktails
Fridheimar


Ever eaten inside a greenhouse? No, then you must stop for a delicious lunch at Friðheimar. We enjoyed the star of the house, a tomato soup with olive bread and lots of fresh herbs.

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Isey Skyr tasting

Skyr is one of the products you must taste. It is made with four times more milk than typical yoghurt and with the original Icelandic cultures. People eat it for more than Thousand years and the recipe was passing on from mother to daughter. For centuries Skyr formed a cornerstone of the national diet, helping to keep people strong in living conditions that were often harsh. it taste delicious and it's protein rich and fat free so ideal for a healthy lifestyle.

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