Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

When I first decided to come to Iceland, I was overwhelmed with the choices of where to go in Iceland. I only had six days, so not a lot of time to explore the entire country. Plus, I couldn’t find my driver’s license, so renting a car was out of the question. Reykjavik Excursions made the decision an easy one with the many tours they offered as day trips out of Reykjavik. I am the type of person who prefers to base myself out of one area, rather than packing and unpacking bags every day.

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Gatklettur “Arch Rock” on Wonders of Snæfellsnes tour

I went on both the Wonders of Snæfellsnes and the popular Golden Circle tour with a visit to the reviving Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths.

Here are some of the incredible things that I saw:

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The Wonders of Snæfellsnes Tour

Seals chilling out in the water

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The beautiful cliff formations of Arnarstapi

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The Beautiful Photos of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

The Beautiful Photos of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

Eating meat soup made from the best lamb I’ve ever had (served with some of the best bread I’ve ever had)

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The lava wonderland of Djúpalónssandur beach

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Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

And the towering formations of Dritvik

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Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

Snow covered mountains and volcanoes (make sure to pack a warm fleece jacket for your trip). Gearweare.com has great reviews on fleece jackets.

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Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

And, stunning Church Mountain (Kirkjufell)

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What really made the tour even more special was our guide, Marianne. She was full of knowledge about Iceland, and she really made the tour enjoyable.

The Golden Circle Tour With A Perfect Ending At Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

I fell in love with the majestic Iceland horses

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These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

Was stunned by Gullfoss (“Golden Falls”)

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These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now

Impressed by the Strokkur geyser

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These Photos Of Iceland Will Make You Want To Go Right Now

The perfect ending was to be had at the Laugarvatn Fontana geothermal baths.

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We were welcomed with hot rye bread that they had cooked in their geothermal bakery underground.

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Fontana is located on the beautiful lake Laugarvatn, and I loved that you got to overlook the lake while you soaked.

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There were several pools with different temperatures

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I loved that they had one pool that was unfiltered and had no chlorine in it

IcelandThere were also three wood steam baths that were directly positioned over the steam that was coming out of the ground. There was also a Finnish sauna that had a view of the lake.

My only regreat was that I had already eaten lunch. The food in the restaurant looked incredible, especially the steaming ginger soup that I would have loved to pair with the rye bread.

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The perfect end to the day was the rainbow that shown over Fontana just as we boarded the bus.

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Thanks to Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths and Reykjavik Excursions for organizing these trips and for making my time in Iceland so special

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A few tips: Dress warmly. The temperature in Iceland isn’t measured by degrees but by the wind. The numbers on the thermometer may not sound that cold, but the wind can be freezing. It’s also colder on the tours than it is in Reykjavik. 

At the Gullfoss waterfall, it’s not necessary to use the outdoor bathrooms and pay $1.63 with your credit card like I did. I later found out there are free bathrooms inside where the cafe and gift shop are. 

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Photos Of Iceland That Will Make You Want To Go There Right Now