Jenny H. is a stellar Group Tour Consultant as well as no stranger to adventure (read about her trip to Antarctica here), so we always trust her travel recommendations implicitly. Here, she shares her favorite parts of a recent trip to Iceland.
Thingvellir National Park
“The landscape was awe-inspiring, the way the continental drift had forced this enormous rift in the landscape was amazing. We got to walk in between the natural cracked-rock formations and visit the site of the original Icelandic Parliament. It was an open-air forum where all major decisions, laws and religious choices were determined for the Icelandic people—it’s over a 1000 years old! When it was first created, the Icelandic population had no written language so they would trust a ‘Law Speaker’ to memorize all laws for the country. Being there was a great experience.”
The Blue Lagoon
“The water at the Blue Lagoon is outstanding; the minerals make your skin feel so soft and fresh. The facilities there are first class, too— you are provided with state-of-the-art lockers, towels, shampoo, soap and showers. It was a fun experience and the perfect way to warm up!”
Icelandic hand-knit woolens
“I enjoy shopping and when I knew I was headed to Iceland, I planned on purchasing a traditional Icelandic sweater. I went right to the Hand Knitted Association store and found my sweater. I wish I knew how to knit because they had yarn, patterns and even un-spun wool available for purchase. I wanted to buy it all—but I knew my suitcase couldn’t fit anything else!”
“I took in the Whale Watching optional excursion and it was a blast! The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. When we went out we had a very rainy, cold and foggy day… and we still saw about 10 whales, mostly Minkie Whales. Plus, we got to wear warm survival jump suits, which kept all the elements at bay.”
Have you been to Iceland? Share your travel tips the comments!