I cannot believe it has been two weeks since we came back from our road trip in Iceland. Before I left, I have done lots of research in order to plan a road trip suitable for us. As a family, we prefer outdoor adventures to city breaks. Thus, we only stayed a few hours at Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, at the end of our trip. We spent 4 days driving, wandering and dreaming at the south coast of Iceland.
This is our travel diary.
Day 1, our plane landed about 13:30 at the international airport near Reykjavik. Please note it is not Reykjavik airport, it is Keflavik international airport. It could be important, if you wish to hire a car near the airport.
Our first afternoon in Iceland involved lots of driving, walking and being amazed. We completed golden circle, had dinner at hotel Geysir and went back to Reykjavik for a short night stay.
I recommend Geysir bread which is slowly roasted in the hot spring, Geysir, for 24 hours. It was sweet and dense but went well with cured fish and lamb.
Day 2, We left Reykjavik and went on a waterfall hunt. If you use a GPS navigation system, set Vik as your destination, following route 1. You will see lots of waterfalls popping up on the way to Vik. Choose the ones you would like to view, stop and enjoy. We stopped for Seljalandsfoss, Skógafoss and some other unnamed waterfalls.
Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall that your could go behind whilst Skógafoss is an almost square waterfall and you could climb up the stairs viewing it from the top. There is also dining options near Skógafoss, if you feel a bit peckish.
One important note, if you want to have a close contact with the waterfalls like we did, please wear a waterproof jacket with a hood.
Zach made a video about his waterfall adventures which include all the waterfalls we saw in our four days of travel.
I recommend you to stay in a village near Vik at the evenings, go swimming or soak in the hot tub. In every town, you will find at least one open air themo swimming pool. Where we live in the UK, the water is hard and we were amazed how soft the water was. Children could have fun playing on water slides too. It is surprisingly affordable, we paid 900 local currency ( about 7-8 pounds) per adult and children can swim for free.
What will be your favourite holiday? Road trips or relaxing city breaks?
Thanks for reading!
Please stay tuned for part two.