When In: Iceland
What is a Working Girl without her vacations? All this work and no play is exactly what we do NOT need. This past week, my closest girlfriends & I came together and ventured out to the another part of the world. We travel 5 hours to Iceland. I know when you think Iceland you think uh why that cold place especially when it has finally reached the perfect Spring temperatures in New York City. But why not?
In case you are like me, here's your guide on everything you need to do in Iceland. I also what to thank Apple for this amazing iPhone 7Plus camera, all photos were taken on an iPhone 7Plus.
Reykjavik is the main town in Iceland. This is the hot spot for all foods, clubs & bars. On my first day, we decided to travel 5 mins from our hotel (The Grand Hotel- great choice to stay if you plan on visiting). Our free shuttle took us to the starting point of the mini town and we explored for hours, take a look at what I saw.
Black Sand Beach (Vik, Iceland)
Iceland has tons of volcanos. It is said on average every four years a volcano erupts on the island (Yes, Iceland is a island). These eruptions turn the sand black and the result are these awesome Black Sand Beaches. There are tons of Black Sand Beaches around the world, so you may be asking why this one? Well I don't know anywhere else in the world you can wear a fur on a beach & not melt to death. Check out the Black Sand Beach in Vik, Iceland.
The Icelandic Waterfalls
Iceland is filled with tons of waterfalls. We rented a car from our hotel's Avis and took a drive to see some. We only found one but this was beautiful. Right before the Black Sand Beach, we bumped into the Skogafoss Waterfall. We climbed 370 steps to see the top and I must say this was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life. Take a look below:
Snowmobiling on the Icelandic Glaciers
This was my absolute favorite part, seriously. I loved every second of this part. We paid $256.00 USD to take a a further tour around Iceland. Our tour ended with us taking a mountain car to the top of a glacier in Iceland. It was snow EVERYWHERE ! We put on full snow suits and climb aboard and road across the glaciers of Iceland. It was absolutely beautiful. Take a look at what I saw.
Everyone knows about the hot spring around the world but I made it a must to experience the hot springs in Iceland. The thought of wearing a bikini in 20 degree weather sounds like a pneumonia waiting to happen but not in Iceland. On my last day, we visited the Blue Lagoon & I must say this was the most fun I had in my entire life. We purchased the Comfort package which came with a towel to dry off with but please make sure to bring your hotel rob if you decide to go, YOU WILL NEED IT. No need to purchase the mud mask because they have it right in the water. Now, I don't know if the mask really worked or if I was so excited for the trip that everything seemed perfect but one of my girlfriends bought the $200 mask package deal so I will update this in 4 months on her progress. Take a look at the photos:
All together, I spent 4 nights & 5 days in Iceland. The trip in total cost me a little over $1200 USD & I may have spent about $500 on activities, food & drinks . We rode WOW Air and I wouldn't suggest riding with this airline because of all of the hidden fees but they got my team back safely so that's all we ask for. Also, make sure to exchange your money because they do not take American Dollar anywhere and I learned the hard way.
If you are looking for a adventurous trip, Iceland is the place to go. Here are a few more pictures below from the mountains, National Park & the Waterfalls !