“It looks like an alien planet,” is how I often describe the geography of Iceland to friends. The terrain is just so totally different than anything I’ve ever seen – moss-covered lava fields, sloping mountains, and pools of glaciers, are all large geological features that make this small island unique. Seeing it from the ground is inspiring, but seeing it from the air? Why didn’t I think of that before?
Brennivín and a pylsa? Count me in.
Somewhere between 2 and 4am, a palpable urge to shack up creeps across the bar and/or dance floor. Either people are falling upright and face-first into one another, or you’re seeing blatant mack-outs and, if you’re at the receiving end of an Icelander’s lip-lock at this time, you might consider taking it elsewhere.
Hopefully you live or are staying in 101 and close to the downtown bar scene. If not, you will be hoping he/she lives somewhere near that bar in 101 and, if both of you are commuting to the watering holes, perhaps his/her mom will pick you up (true story, happened to a friend of mine). Beware the veritable two-night-stand (sleeping with same whimsical Icelander again), because now you’re dating.
How to travel iceland on a budget
1. Pick up your booze in duty free.
At the Halifax airport, before flying out, my friends and I each picked up some supplies to get us through the weekend. What we DIDN’T think about, however, is that you can also pick up booze at duty-free in the Reykjavik airport when you land. Damn.
How many of you have been to this location in Iceland?