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My many short trips
No Photos 2nd Nov 2016 - Iceland
A last minute decision

A slow day at work saw me researching potential holiday destinations for next year when I remembered that I still had 6.5 days annual leave to use this calendar year. Suddenly my focus had to change to where I could spend a week in the next couple of months. Taking advice from some good friends and I was suddenly investigating Iceland. Before I knew it, I had booked flights to Reykjavik (a city I’ve only recently learnt how to spell) three weeks from then.

What did I previously know about Iceland? Well, the Blue Lagoon. Waterfalls. And that was about it. Transport was also proving to be an issue. Public transport is minimal to say the least in winter and I didn’t fancy hiring a car and driving on the snow and ice on the wrong side of the road. Luckily, internal flights still operate as do day trips in super jeeps.

So, as well as my flights, I have also booked myself a couple of internal flights and some day trip to the main points. This means that whilst based in Reykjavik, I have one day doing the “Golden Circle” – a loop that consists of þingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss – and one day exploring southern Iceland as far as Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon plus Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. I then fly north to Akureyri, the country’s second largest town and from here I will also be visiting Dettifoss, Lake Mývatn with its thermal pools and Goðafoss. I will then return to Reykjavik in order to fly home. At some point I will visit the Blue Lagoon, most likely on my return to the capital before I leave. All in all, an excellent last minute holiday! 

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