*Icelandic lovers at Gulfoss*
Let’s just get this out into the open…I ate whale while I was in Iceland. Ok, I ate a filet of minke whale twice…..and I liked it. Say what you want but I asked many Icelandic people about its prominence of menus and they said it was ok so I ate it. Phew, so now that the big elephant is out of the room we can proceed…. with a re-cap of my epic trip to Iceland and my pointers to all of the people who expressed jealousy of my trip and their intense desire to go as well.
The trip from New York is quite easy….I mean it’s a five-hour flight and the time difference is four hours. So it’s basically like going to the West Coast but instead of heading to the beach, you’re en route to a otherworldly land. It was unlike anything I have ever seen before. The island is covered in lava rock with green moss, lush and fertile landscapes and large mountains. In three days we covered so much ground it felt like we had been there for two weeks. I HIGHLY recommend a visit for anyone wishing to experience a completely different world; even though we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights (damn you Icelandic weather) it was still a magnificent weekend.
*A storm is a brewin’*
But when David and I booked our trip and asked friends who had previously visited for tips they offered up very little other than the best bars to visit and a place to stay; well they were good for that little tidbit as The Hotel Borg came highly recommended by all and we loved it. For those friends who feel inspired to go after this post or have alway had it on their list, I wish to share a few tips that we learned on our journey…..
The MMMGuide’s Top Tips for a Successful Icelandic Adventure:
Take advantage of a touring company’s services, I recommend Reykjavik Excursions, they are like a well oiled machine. I was amazed at how smooth and organized everything was…but then realized that tourism is their main industry so they should (despite that it was incredible how easy it was to get around with their help)
So there ya go…. we had a fantastic time and you will too. I would get a jump on a trip before this vacation destination explodes!!!