Last month, three of my best friends and I went on an adventure to Iceland! It was crazy, breathtaking, and unforgettable. And freezing. Normally, I hate cold weather, but if you ever have the opportunity, I definitely think that everyone should go to Iceland! Here’s why.
It’s So Pretty!
I said this phrase so many times during our trip that my friends started keeping track. I think they ended somewhere around 37, and that’s a low estimate. And it doesn’t include all my synonyms: “it’s so beautiful,” “it’s so amazing,” etc. But seriously, Iceland is totally stunning. We rented a car and drove around nearly the entire island during our time there – over 1200 miles! It was a lot (shout out to Westley for doing all the driving!), but it was much more interesting than the average road trip – it was like driving through a National Geographic magazine! Everything we saw was beautiful, but a few highlights include Glacier Lagoon, Diamond Beach, a glacier we hiked (with a name I can’t pronounce), and the Northern Lights.
The Coffee Is Amazing
I always judge a place by the quality of their coffee (or, as I should say, “kaffi”), and Iceland did not disappoint. To be fair, we started out with pretty low expectations, but Iceland exceeded them all! By the end of the trip, we’d completed 14 stops on our informal coffee tour. If you’re ever in Iceland and you too judge a country by their coffee, I’d definitely recommend stopping by Reykjavik Roasters, Kaffibrennslan, and Kattakaffihusid.
You’ll Grow Closer to the People You Go With
Or, you’ll kill each other. But if you can get over that, it’s seriously an awesome way to bond with people. Nothing really brings you together like getting stranded on the side of the road and having to dig your car out of the snow (yes, that did happen). It’s great to have other people to remind you to hold onto your car doors so they don’t blow off (yes, they will). And during our 1200+ miles of driving, we laughed for hours and had amazing conversations about life. But, I highly recommend going with people you really like – or you will definitely kill each other.
In summary: Iceland was amazing and everyone should go!
To see more of our shenanigans, check out our video.