Iceland – November 2016

The first stop on our honeymoon was Iceland, and it was unforgettable. The weather was beautiful and not nearly as cold as we thought it would be. We flew into Keflavik around 7am, rented a car and drove into Reykjavik. After a quick nap, we explored the city and enjoyed an excellent dinner. The next day, we drove the Golden Circle tour route on the way to our cottage in Vik, visiting Gullfoss (huge waterfall) and Geysir, the first geyser discovered by Europeans and the origin of the English word “geyser”. We also visited the wreckage of a Navy airplane from 1973 on the coast. After a good night’s sleep, we drove on to Jökulsárlón, a glacial lagoon on the southern coast. It was absolutely amazing, but the best was yet to come. After returning to our cottage, we saw that the Aurora forecast was the highest it had been since our arrival. We stepped outside and, sure enough, we were treated to nature’s most incredible light show. Finally, we headed back to Keflavik for our next flight, but not before enjoying a long swim at the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal seawater pool. Our time in Iceland was fantastic, and would have been a perfect honeymoon all by itself. But we still had over 2 weeks to go, so we hopped on a plane and headed to Amsterdam.

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