Our family trip. Two weeks in the Land of Elves.
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Europe14 days / July 2016
Highs & Lows
Everything in Westfjords
Blue Lagoon in Reykjavík - very touristy, quite expensive and packed
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Stay longer! ;-) And skip Blue Lagoon, unless you need that Instagram picture.
How was the food?
Fiskfelagid in Reykjavík for seafood. https://www.fiskfelagid.is/en/
What tips would you give a friend?
If you travel on a budget, bring some snacks, eg. nuts, seeds, protein bars. Iceland is generally quite expensive and so are groceries. If you have some free space in your backpack, take stuff you can nibble on on the road.
*Pack a swimsuit (to take a dip in all those natural hot springs) and a pair of sunglasses. *You will also need good, sturdy shoes and a lot of waterproof clothing. Jackets and also waterproof trousers are recommended. *High SPF is a must *Don't bother taking an umbrella, it'll brake sooner than you can open it
It's best to rent a car. You don't need a 4x4 unless you're planning to do an off road and cross rivers. I recommend to buy full coverage insurance.
There are hot springs almost on every corner so if only you feel like it, you could be taking a dip practically every single day. Oh, and don't expect changing rooms nearby, I'm talking about hot springs that are natural and open for everyone to enjoy while admiring the surroundings.
We planned and booked everything about 6 months in advance. Flights, accommodation, etc. For accommodation we mostly used this website https://www.hostel.is/ and airbnb.