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@jasminevirani has a nice store
A friend is going to Iceland and this is some advice I gave her.
Hope it helps.
This will be the best trip you will take.
You’ll absolutely have to rent a car. Reykjavik is only about 120,000 people and though beautiful, can get old fast.
We drove up the west coast and out to Snæfellsnes one day, and then south to Vík the next. There are an insanely large amount of sights along the Ring Road.
Anyways, when you land it’ll be in Keflavik not Reykjavik and you’ll have to take a shuttle into town. It costs about 20 dollars each way and about a 45 minute drive. As for accommodations, we stayed at a guest house called Idglo House slightly out of downtown because it was much cheaper. The only thing is there wasn’t much of an atmosphere there, they make it a point not to be a party destination so if you’re looking for that I wouldn’t stay there. We went during airwaves and had access to all the hostels because they were off site venues. The coolest hostels are definitely Kex and Loft. Kex is massive and is really really cool inside. Loft has an amazing view of the city. Those two would be my first choice for you guys.
Icelanders don’t really drink on week days and then go fucking crazy on weekends. Believe me when I say that’s a good thing. It gives you lots of time for exploring and when you guys are going there’s about 17 hours of daylight so you can drive for a long, long time.
Driving itself is scary. Iceland is a tiny, treeless rock. The wind fucking blows. 50km/h winds are not just common, they’re every day. The roads are built on a mound with no shoulder so when the wind comes over the mountains you can get shot into the other lane or off the road entirely. That being said, when you get to your destination, or any of the hundreds of surprises along the way it’s absolutely worth it. For everything that we planned on seeing there were 3 waterfalls, 5 mountains, and a million sheep between. Every single time you look out the window it’s the most beautiful scene you’ve ever seen.
For going out the safest bet is the the club with the longest line. Cafe Baron was cool, but everything is so close together you can bounce around quite a bit. Make sure you get the hot dogs from the hotdog stand by the harbor (ask any local for the best hotdog in the world and they’ll direct you) and you have to get the lobster soup from the Sea Baron. It’s life changing.
There’s a day trip you can do that brings you to Geysir, Gulfoss, and the edge of the tectonic plate of North America. Pretty cool. Snæfellsnes national park is absolutely gorgeous. If you’ve seen the picture of the abandoned house with a mountain in the background, that’s at the most western part of the peninsula. If you drive to Vík, which I would 100% suggest, there is Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss that you should make a point of seeing. Seljalandsfoss is the waterfall you can walk around behind and hike up above. After those, you should look at hitting up this geothermal pool. It’s surrounded by mountains and is the oldest one in all of Iceland. We opted for that instead of Blue Lagoon and I’m glad we did. We had the pool to ourselves and brought some beer. Blue Lagoon is always packed and insanely expensive.
That’s pretty decent directions to it and a really great website overall for sightseeing. If you continue there’s a crashed plane you can go see so here’s some directions to that. It was definitely my favourite thing we did
Thats a lot of info so ill end this here but I’ll do a little research and send you another email in a few days.
I’m so jealous you’re going.
Starting something pretty funny with some friends.
Stay tuned for “Winds of Napa”
Anonymous asked: Your photo appeared at the tumblr blog of brown dress with white dots (sorry, can't post the link) on January 27th, under the name of Gígja Einarsdóttir. Thought you'd like to know since it was contributed to you on the Cabin Porn page last November, and I see it here on yours.
Thanks for the heads up. I checked out the blog and her photo and though similar, it isn’t mine. I always wondered what I’d do if I found out someone stole one of my photos, guess this was a good test run. In the end it’s more just flattering that you noticed, so thank a lot!
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Skógarfoss - Iceland
Old Farm house near Skógarfoss, Iceland