Layover in Iceland

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For our last European adventure, we decided to fly Iceland Air so we could take advantage of their excellent stopover program! For those of you who aren't aware, Iceland Air allows you to book flights with multi-day stopovers in Iceland, giving you the unique opportunity to explore Iceland before making it to your final destination.

We highly recommend exploring this unique country if you get the opportunity. We only got to see the areas around Keflavik International Airport, which includes popular tourist destination The Blue Lagoon and the capital, Reykjavik, but we will surely be back again for a more extended stay in the future so that we may explore other parts of this unworldly island.

Check out some photos we captured below


 ICELAND IS HOME TO AROUND 200 VOLCANOES, AND IT HAS A THIRD OF ALL LAVA FLOWS FOUND ON EARTH. 10% OF THE TOTAL LAND IS COVERED BY EITHER COOLED LAVA BEDS OR GLACIERS.

ICELAND IS HOME TO AROUND 200 VOLCANOES, AND IT HAS A THIRD OF ALL LAVA FLOWS FOUND ON EARTH. 10% OF THE TOTAL LAND IS COVERED BY EITHER COOLED LAVA BEDS OR GLACIERS.

Did you know that Iceland was settled by Vikings from Norway in the mid 800s and that the Icelandic horses in the country today are products of the horses the Vikings first brought over from mainland Europe?


The Blue Lagoon

 If you've ever a chance to soak and relax at the Blue Lagoon, take full advantage.  Remember to always book ahead as they will only see you based off the time slot you have, trust us we made the mistake the first day.

If you've ever a chance to soak and relax at the Blue Lagoon, take full advantage.  Remember to always book ahead as they will only see you based off the time slot you have, trust us we made the mistake the first day.

Out of approximately half a million visitors that go to Iceland every year, about 80% visit The Blue Lagoon. This fact alone makes The Blue Lagoon Iceland's most popular tourist attraction. But why, you ask? We're here to tell you, while also offering some tips and tricks to know how to make the most out of your Blue Lagoon experience!

First things first!

  • Pre-book your tickets in advance online (we made this mistake by driving all the way there, only to get told they're sold out for the entire day)
  • Spend the extra money to upgrade your ticket to a premium ticket.  You'll thank us that you did later as you not only get 2 complimentary drinks with it, but you get a robe and slippers as well.

 

  


 It's still one of the most beautiful and untouched pieces of land we've ever experience!  If you've ever a layover in Reykjavik...take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

It's still one of the most beautiful and untouched pieces of land we've ever experience!  If you've ever a layover in Reykjavik...take advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

If we had the time, we would have taken a road trip through Iceland in its entirety. If you're interested in learning more about this beautiful country or taking a road trip in Iceland Click Here. 

Renting a car in Iceland can get very expensive if no research is done to find a reasonable price ahead of time.  Make sure you do your homework and find the price and company that is right for your necessities.

*Tip - to save yourself a lot of money, learn how to drive manual.  It can be the difference between paying $20 - $100 a day