Read all about Part 1 of our adventure here
Read all about Part 2 of our adventure here
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland is a small Nordic Island that has become a hugely popular tourist destination over the last few years.
Known for the aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), this is one of the main tourist attractions in the wintertime. While your Four Friends travelled to Iceland in Winter, we did not get to see this natural wonder. We recommend that you spend at least 7 days on the island between October and March to increase your chances of seeing the lights.
There are so many other amazing things to see and do in Iceland. Here are our tips.
Day 1 – Reykjavik
Reykjavik is quite a small city, so everything is easily accessible on foot.
- Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture
- Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall
- Hallgrimskirkja Church & Leifur Eiríksson (c. 970 – c. 1020) statue (the first European to discover America)
- Window Shopping along Laugavegur Street
- The Big Lebowski Bar
Day 2 – Golden Circle Drive
- Kerið Volcanic Crater Lake
- Geysir thermal geological site
- Gullfoss Golden Waterfall
- Þingvellir National Park
Day 3 – Coastal Drive
- Skógafoss Waterfall
- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
- Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Day 4 – Blue Lagoon
- Blue Lagoon Spa and Hot Spring (Yes, you need to spend a whole day here, it’s your chance to unwind and relax a little)
If that’s not your style you can check out
- Viking World
- Fræðasetrið Nature Center