Public pools

Among visitors, the famous Blue Lagoon is a must-do on their list and part of the Golden Circle Tour. I had planned to visit the less-known Sky Lagoon, but icy, gusty winds on that day made me change my mind and add this to my list for my next visit. However, I got to do […]


After about an hour of driving and stopping here and there to marvel at nature, I arrived at the Þingvellir/Thingvellir (Parliamentary Plains) National Park. The car park was busy, but I got a spot and paid by smartphone using the QR code next to the standard park meter. There were toilets a few metres away, […]

Geysir Hestar / Geyser Hostel

I had booked the hostel for that night quickly via based on its location and price and hadn’t spent much time looking at the details or the pictures. I couldn’t have found a better spot if I had tried. Located between the geyser Strokkur (Cylinder) and Gullfoss waterfall (Golden Waterfall), it offered the perfect […]

Horse riding

I was pretty excited about my one-hour riding tour, which was due to start at 11 a.m. I used to ride as a teenager but have been sitting on a horse only a handful of times since then. I was greeted by Vicky, one of the three German girls who had worked on the farm […]