7 days in Iceland – Iceland road trip
I love the places that make me feel something.
Iceland was one of them.
If offered only a sense of freedom, but also adventure. It made it possible to be surrounded by wilderness but at the same time made me feel so peaceful.
It brought the realisation that I should be crazy enough to think that I can do anything I want in life.
If the two-years-before me had been told your life is going to look like this I wouldn’t believe it. I didn’t know at that time how brave I was, how easily I would connect with people, how many risks I would be willing to take, how hard I was ready to work, how much I would travel. And that I would travel to places I always wanted to see but always had an excuse not to do that.
Iceland has been on my bucket list for ages. I had really high expectations of this trip and was a bit scared that it will not meet them. I wanted the trip to be amazing so so badly. I needed it. I needed a break from reality, routine, I had to escape for a bit.
Most of the time though high expectations result in painful disappointments which I had to learn the hard way so often in life.
This time was different though. Iceland not only met my expectations but exceeded them by at least million percent.
It was wonderful, magical, it was like a dream. Felt almost too good to be true.
I can’t describe how beautiful Iceland is and how lucky I was to be able to spend my time there with really cool people who love spontaneous adventures just as much as I do. The only thing on my mind right now is how badly I want to come back there, see all the places I’ve visited and go to all the places I haven’t had the chance to see yet.
Some people say that love at first sight doesn’t exist, but life likes to surprise us, makes us push our limits, likes to prove that a lot of things we think we already know are actually so much different than we thought. We don’t just fall in love with people though, we can love also places, moments.
I fell in love with Iceland.
Its beauty was so overwhelming it made me feel so emotional.
(not to make things too serious and poetic let’s start with my crazy face in the Blue Lagoon photos)
Blue Lagoon in Iceland
A lot of people say that it’s touristy, overpriced and there’s too much hype about it.
I thought that it was awesome and I’d definitely recommend a visit to anyone going to Iceland. Pricey, but super relaxing, unique, one of a kind. Get a beer (like I did) or a glass of prosecco whilst your silica face masks rejuvenates your skin. So good.
Iceland road trip – day 1 – Reykjadalur and crater
On the first day of the roadtrip we visited Reykjadalur which is a Steam Valley.
It’s full of boiling mud pools and hot springs but reaching these required quite a hike, so eventually we didn’t get to the hot river. It was a super cool place to visit anyway.
After that we went to see the volcanic crater Kerið and Gulfoss, a majestic Icelandic waterfall.
Iceland road trip – day 2 – waterfalls, wild horses, hidden swimming pool Seljavallalaug and plane wreck
The second day of road trip was all about the waterfalls.
The first one we saw was Seljalandsfoss and then we went to have a look at Gljúfrabúi which is a waterfall hidden behind a massive rock. We were super lucky to be able to explore Iceland in a sunny and relatively warm weather, it made it easier to take photos without getting all the gear wet. Aren’t these landscapes insanely gorgeous?
I have to say that Skógafoss was definitely my favourite waterfall, even obstructed by all the tourists hanging out there.
Seljavallalaug – hidden swimming pool in the mountains
The most surreal moment during the whole Iceland trip happened in Seljavallalaug, the oldest outdoor swimming pool in Iceland (built in 1923). When we got there and went for a swim snowflakes started falling on our heads(!). Imagine having a bath in a hot outdoor pool and suddenly it starts to snow. It was unreal.
Seljavallalaug is hidden amongst the mountains of south Iceland and the path from the car park to the pool leads you around the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes. Also, the swimming pool is filled with algae so don’t put your head under water…
The plane wreck
The last stop that day was the plane wreck. The sunset we saw was definitely one of the most beautiful I’ve seen in my entire life. The sky was a mixture of pink and blue and the whole place would make me feel as if I was on a different planet. I’m aware that I overuse the word unreal when I speak about my Icelandic adventures but it seriously can’t be described more accurately with any other word in English language.
Reynisfjara – the beauty of the Icelandic black beach
The most famous beach in Iceland. Its beauty is dramatic and mesmerizing.
You have to see it with your own eyes because even the best photograph will not reflect the beauty of the place. Big thanks to my babe Michalina for the photos she took of me at Reynisfjara.
Let’s include some behind the scenes.
Last day in Iceland
On my last day me and Michalina went to Skógafoss for our wedding photoshoot (soon on the blog) and we took some photos of each other as well. It was so much fun.
Iceland became one of my favourite places in the world as it offers unique beauty, dramatic landscapes, delicious food and so many unforgettable adventures.
I can’t wait to come back.