Dream day in Iceland

Although Iceland isn’t a huge place it is big enough and has enough to do that I always warn people about trying to do too much in one trip or cover the whole country. However, if time, distance, and transport were no object, this is what I’d do on my dream day in Iceland:

I’d magically teleport myself to just outside the tunnel leading into my favourite town of  Ísafjörður. Just because I rarely get to go through tunnels I find them fun! P1010792

From there I would go into town, wander around the streets and watch a plane attempt a landing at the airport, hopefully with several go-rounds. I’d eat at the pizza place, I can’t remember exactly what I had there but it was good. Yep, I realise this is not the stuff most  people’s dreams are made of. Just humour me.

P1020029From there I’d snap my fingers and have the fun of the drive down the stunning Selárdalur road to the Samúel Jónsson site. I don’t know why I find this place so appealing, it is partly the scenery along the road and the general isolation.

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Then I’d magic myself to the sulphurous wasteland of Hverarönd,  and remind myself what a trip to Mars or a post-apocalyptic world could be like.

From there I’d go Jökulsárlón, but not to the lagoon itself but to the iceberg littered beach across the road.

4cFinally, there would be a change of season and I’d go and visit any of the waterfalls in their frozen state.P1000328I can think of a few other good combos – maybe they partly seem interesting because they could never really happen! So that’s my dream day in Iceland – what’s yours? 

 

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5 thoughts on “Dream day in Iceland

  1. What a beautiful dream day (and with changing seasons, too) you had. 😉 My dream day would be to take a hike into the mountains in an remote area and listen to the silence on a calm day. I can see the sea, the sky and feel completed.
    Btw, I really enjoy your calendar on my desk. It helps me to get over the time I’m not going to Iceland. And the second photo on your posting is the photo for July. But you know it, of course. 😉 So atmospherical.
    Have a happy day!

  2. Thank you for a wonderful blog! It’s always been a dream to visit Iceland and your site made up my mind to go this year to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was a last-minute decision – we’re going in less than 2 weeks! I’m so excited and nervous all at once. Can’t wait to experience the wonder 🙂

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