In April 2018, a friend and I went on our first trip together to discover the beautiful South and Western side of Iceland. During seven days, we traveled by ourselves and public transports through some of the most breathtaking landscapes I’ve ever seen back then. In this article you’ll find a little summary about this journey and links to related articles located on the website.
To give you an idea about the island, Iceland is a Nordic country in the North Atlantic with a population of 360,390 and an area of 103,000 square meters, making it the most sparely country in Europe. It is volcanically and geologically active. The interior of the country consists in a plateau characterized by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands.
Above you can see the route we’ve been taking during this week. It was epic.
DAY 1: Reykjavik
We left Copenhagen in the afternoon and after a quick flight with Wow Air we landed in Reykjavik. We purchased Airport Direct tickets and drove towards Kex Hostel where we checked in before heading towards a friend’s French restaurant called the Bistrot.
DAY 2: The South Coast
South Coast trip with Yourdaytours company (Check the article here). It was an amazing and exhausting day that we completed with a meal from the Icelandic fast food Aktu Taktu, a beer in the hostel’s living room and a night out in Lebowski Bar.
DAY 3: Hitchhiking in Iceland
It was time to head North towards Olafsvik. After different busses and hours of hitchhiking we made it to the Snæfellsjökull national park and our Air B&B in Grundafjördur. (Check our hitchhiking adventure here)
DAY 4: Whale watching
After a unforgettable whale watching moment with Lakì Tours (Check our whale watching tour here) it was time to leave this part of Iceland to hitchhike our way towards Reykholt (Check our insane hitchhiking adventure here). This day almost didn’t go as planned, and after hitchhiking in the wrong way and walking in the dark through the Þingvellir National Park, we made it to the guesthouse, exhausted and tearing up. You have to check this day out.
DAY 5: Tomatoes and thermic bathing
After a delicious lunch at Fridheimar Tomato Green house, (Check out our experience here) we explored the nature around Reykholt before heading towards the Secret Lagoon and its geothermic baths (Read here what I though about it). Finally we hitchhiked back towards Reykjavik and checked in Kex Hostel one last time.
DAY 6: The Golden Circle
Mountaineers of Iceland took us on the Golden Circle and to ride snow mobiles on glaciers (Check our day trip here). This day was intense and magical. We then had diner at the Icelandic Street Food before heading towards our beds for our last Icelandic night.
This trip was intense, fierce and extraordinary.