Monday, June 27, 2016

June in Iceland

Iceland is a pretty hot destination right now. According to the Icelandic Tourist Board report dated April 2015, tourism’s share of foreign exchange earnings on the island has grown from 18.8% to 27.9% between 2010–2014. Mike and I are glad we spent our honeymoon there before Iceland becomes too cool for its own good!

Iceland is so not over (yet)

During our planning stage, we got tons of helpful hints from family (Lauren) and friends (Tiffany and Alex) who had visited Iceland in the recent past. We also used the hell out of Lonely Planet's guidebook. Pretty much every other tourist had a copy with them, too. Highly, highly recommended.

Buy this book - even if you aren't going to Iceland!

We embarked on a 10-day tour around the entire island. At the urging of other bloggers, we booked our lodging ahead of time (a mix of AirBnBs and hotels). It worked rather well. 

Our travels around Iceland

We landed in Keflavik and drove to Reyjavik where we spent the first few nights exploring the city. Then, we made our way around the island counterclockwise (or as some people call it: "anticlockwise"), staying in the following towns:

  • Kirkjubaejarklaustur
  • Höfn
  • Seyðisfjörður
  • Laugar
  • Akureyri
  • Borgarnes
  • Reykjavik
We made many, many stops along the way. Stay tuned (not literally) for more updates on each location. We've got lots of pictures and memories to share.

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