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One week in Iceland and getting to see the best it has to offer!

We tried to see how much we could do in Iceland including the infamous Laugavegur trail, and I think we managed to do a good job! I had the time of my life.

by bikAbout Me:A student of the performing arts in the Netherlands, while still catching as much abroad experience as possible. On top of all the cities and countries visited with my mother, who works as a cabin attendant with the airlines, I am taking a... read more

EuropeIceland5 days / July 2018

Highs & Lows

All the colours in the ground and all the steam coming out everywhere!

Super expensive :(

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    This coffee place in Reykjavik was really good but I don't know what it was called. Everyone knows about it though so you just have to ask around.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Keep in mind that the Laugavegur trail, Reykjavík, the dehydrated meals you have to bring for the hike and Iceland in general is VERY expensive. Buy as much as you can in your own country, especially the food for the hike.

  • Packing tips?

    The best packing tips are on the websites for the trail, one tip I can give you is to bring cheese spread on the hike, or peanut butter. This shit doesn't go bad, bring some crackers and load them.

  • Any surprises?

    Yes, THE WEATHER! The weather is always bad in Iceland, rain and storm and clouds all day. But we were very lucky, we had no rain, and a lot of sun. Be prepared for some nasty weather.

  • Booking details?

    Do mind that you need to book a place in order to do the Laugavegur trail! They don’t want it to be too crowded so they only let a certain amount of people in each summer. Booking a tour and/or transportation has nothing to do with this, you need to do that yourself too.

Lodging

  • We stayed at Kex hostel, a beautiful hostel with a nice environment and design in an old cookie factory building, They have a nice bar and breakfast and it is in a very good location in town close to the city center. They had a good place to keep our luggage while we went to do the Laugavegur trail.

  • You stay in different huts along the trail. Book in time. Don’t expect anything. Take your own tent if there is no space in the huts. Bring your own food. Check the websites.