I’ve been in Europe for 28 days now, and in my Bucket List Country for 4 days. I was in love before I got here, and I fell even more in love when I arrived. I’ve taken a piece of Iceland home with me and I’ve left a piece of me in Iceland.
For years I dreamed of going to Iceland, setting out by myself, seeing the geysirs, the waterfalls and everything that this beautiful country has to offer.
I took the plunge and spent the money on the Golden Circle tour, in the end it was absolutely worth it. Canada is a pretty fantastic country itself, but Reykjavik has given me another site that I will never leave behind.Þingvellir National Park was the first stop, and it provided all the snow a Canadian girl needed when she hasn’t seen snow since last year and won’t be in Canada for snow this year. The plates of the Þingvellir National Park are between Europe and North America, you at one time could be standing in both North America and Europe at the same time.
The trip continued along the Ring Road through the beautiful Icelandic scenery to Gullfoss waterfall where you could see the waterfall from above and below feel the mist blow towards you. I’ve seen many waterfalls on my adventures abroad, but this one honestly tops them all right now. I have a new found love for being engulfed with waterfalls.
I love places that make you realise how tiny you and your problems really are
There really is something about a waterfall, and being here that makes you forget everything on your mind, everything bigger in life. The ring road didn’t end here though. The next stop, The Great Geysir, hot spring. Erupting every 4-8 minutes, a cite worth capturing if you weren’t too cold. It was something on my bucket list not only to see but to try and capture, and I had 40 minutes to do it, so I was set to see at minimum 4 eruptions of the Geysir, and I caught 3. If the circle tour had ended here, I would have been satisfied with the money I spent and the time, but it didn’t. The last stop on the tour was the Reykjavik Cathedral, before we trekked back to the city centre.
Reykjavik has been nothing but beautiful and amazing. Yes, it was a bucket list country, but I didn’t go into it with massive expectations either because I knew that I could be let down quickly if they weren’t fully met. My second day in Iceland was a more relaxed day around the city, but still filled with a lot of interesting activities.
A mind stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions* travel, learn, grow
Even the city centre of Reykjavik has given my dreams reality. I’m so in love with Iceland, and I will certainly be back one day. It may be expensive, but I didn’t spend enough time here this time.
Until the next adventure, and in safe travels,