Life, Travel

Iceland Itinerary


Only five days until we leave for Iceland with Bekah and our friend Andrew! I couldn’t be more excited! It’s the first big trip Dearest Carl and I will have taken and Iceland promises to be a beautiful vacation destination. We don’t have much of an itinerary because Iceland’s weather is very unpredictable so most of what we do will depend on what it looks like out the window, but there are a few things we have on our list. So here’s a glimpse of what our week overseas will look like.

Sunday January 29th we’re getting up ridiculously early and driving to D.C. where we fly out at 6PM. You can imagine all the snacks that will be eaten and the audiobooks that will be listened to. I do love a good road trip.

We land in Iceland very early on Monday morning so the priority will be getting to our Airbnb (located just outside of Reykjavik), buying groceries for the week and hopefully catching up on some sleep.

The rest of the week will be planned out day by day, depending on the weather and what we feel like doing. We want to visit the Blue Lagoon, the Geothermal Bakery and this little restaurant that serves a mean lobster soup with fresh bread. We’ll walk around Reykjavik and see the sights like the Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager, Hallgrimskirkja (a stunning church) and probably any other free things we can find to do. We’ll keep an eye out for the Northern Lights. Oh and I’m sure we’ll do a bit of hiking to take in Iceland’s natural beauty. We also get to celebrate my birthday while we’re there!

February 5th we fly back and then drive the long hours home which puts us walking through our door very early the morning of the 6th.

I solemnly swear that I will bombard you with pictures on Instagram so make sure you’re following along. And if you were worried about my cat, he’ll have his favorite person ever staying with him so he won’t miss us a jot.

If you have been to Iceland or know someone who has and you have suggestions for things to do, give us a shout!

(Image via Wanderer)

1 Comment

  1. David Sempsrott

    Hi Casey, sounds fun! Just one suggestion — for catching up on sleep the first day, don’t cheat and do it during the day. By late afternoon in the new time zone you’ll be tired and grumpy and nothing will sound better than a nap…but resist the temptation! Hang in there until bedtime, otherwise good luck sleeping that first night. The voice of experience. 🙁

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