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Trip Report

Exploring South Iceland

Are you ready to explore the land of Fire & Ice? Join me on my roadtrip and learn which spot and ativitiess you cannot miss in the south of this adventurous island!

by mylittletravelinspoAbout Me:welcome on my travel page! My name is Steffi and I am a 23 year old project manager from Germany. With my instagram page @mylittletravelinpo I aspire to inspire others for uncommon travel destinations. Due to my job I travel a lot trough E... read more

Iceland4 days / October 2021

Highs & Lows

Ice Cave Tour

Restaurant prices :-(

Itinerary Overview

It has always been my dream, to go and explore Iceland!
Last October this dream came true and I  spontaneousy booked some flights. Of course I stated my research right away, and found many great spots which I definetely wanted to see.

Iceland is such a diverse destination, you have hot lagoons, active volcanos, and endless beaches, on the other hand you have glacier lagoons, green canyons and countless waterfalls.

Apart from all the (still very nice!) touristic hot spots, I would like to share with you three underrated activities and hidden gems which you should not miss out on!

Don't get me wrong, all these touristic hot spots like Skogafoss, Sólheimasandur plane wrack, Blue Lagoon are definetly worth a visit! But my intention is to share some Hidden Gems with you, which you cannot find in any other country.

 

  • 2 Nights: Reykjavík
    Icelandic Horseback Riding / Lava Field Tour
  • 1 Night: Vatnajokull
    Glacier Walk / Crystal Ice Cave Tour
  • 1 Night: Hrunalaug
    Hot thermal water - perfect for relaxing

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    We stayed partly in AirBnB's and partly in hotels. For the next trip, I would recommend to choose a place to stay with a kitchen, or with access to a kitchen. Food in Iceland is quite expensive, especially eating out. If you bring some noodles, sauces, bread and bread spread, you can mainly cook for yourself and will definitely save some coins!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Like I already said, weather conditions are extreme! You should always check the weather forecast for the next day so that you can prepare, wear the rights cloths and do the right activities

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    When you see something nice out of the car, just take a turn and park somewhere near the street. We saw so many cute little waterfalls or just nice view points which were not even mentioned on Google Maps.

  • Packing tips?

    If you visit during winter, you should wear many layers! Layers will keep you warm and protect you from the wind. We also bought some rain coats beforehand which were super handy! A hat, scarf and some gloves will also help to keep you warm.

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you plan to see a lot from the island, you should go for a rental car. We did not rent a 4x4, because we only wanted to stay on the main road. However, the weather conditions in Iceland are tough and the winds are strong. Also, the main roads are not in perfect condition - sometime you wil just find gravel roads. Therefor I would suggest to go with some type of SUV, just to feel a bit more safe.

Lodging

  • Buubble Hotel - unique place to spend the night! If you are lucky you see Northern Lights from your bed :-)

  • Guesthouse Nýpugarðar - clean and cheap place to spend a night. The breakfast had a wide variety and even included fresh fruits! It was one of the nicest breakfasts we had during our Iceland trip!

  • Blue View Cabins - cute little lodges with whirlpool! As the cottages are equipped with a kitchen, they are perfect for travellers on a budget.