Eyjafjallajökull,Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skógafoss Waterfall, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, The Black sand beach Reynisfjara & Skaftafell nature reserve
Visiting Iceland, it is hard not to visit the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull that shut down Europe's air space for a days in 2010. It is very difficult for me to pronounce it just like Ben Stiller couldn't pronounce it in his film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Traveling around Iceland was indeed a relaxing trip, almost every corner of Iceland could make into a postcard.
As I previously mentioned, this trip consists of a few day trips. This particular 2 days 1 night tour's highlights are:
2. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
3. Skógafoss Waterfall
4. Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon
5. The Black sand beach Reynisfjara
6. Skaftafell nature reserve
7. Ice Cave Exploration
8. Aurora Borealis/ Northern Light Chasing
You can take this itinerary for your reference, it is my personal favorite trip in Iceland. The only regret that I had for this trip was the Cancellation of Ice Cave Exploration due to the ice melting too fast and hence it became dangerous for this activity.
You can take the thrilling photos from the front and the back of the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. This waterfall is at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull, needless to say - it was freezing cold but amazing view! For some reason, I couldn't find the photo so will upload the photo once I have it.
This plunges from the cliffs of the former coastline with 18 stories high and considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Besides feeling breathtaking, it was really freezing cold that I had to use two heat packs in my jacket while wrapping my head/ face/ hands/ neck etc like a mummy! I doubt any of my friends recognize me from my photos.
So guys, remember to make sure you have sufficient/ appropriate attires if you are visiting during winter. Check out my travel check list for your reference if you do not have a list already. I strongly reckon to invest in hiking shoes, it is very useful when it's wet/ walking on snow/ sands/ rocks etc.
Tips: We bought some chocolate and whiskey for the trip, these really did warm us up when we needed it. Of course, for those above the legal age for whiskey and no excessive consumption.
Reynisfjara, the black sand beach
Reynisfjara is a black pebble beach and features an amazing cliff of regular basalt columns resembling a rocky step pyramid, which is called Gardar. This is one of the stunning black sand beach in the world, I would strongly recommend to visit this beach if you are in Iceland.
Just be extra careful of the strong wind with massive waives from the Atlantic Ocean break on the shore, you will find some warning sign for a particularly strong undertow.
Jökulsárlón Iceberg Lagoon
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. It's a really deep lagoon with approx 75 stories below the surface. Literally "the tip of the iceberg". The lagoon is particularly beautiful wherever you are looking at it, we spent 30-60mins at this location admiring every unique iceberg/ glacier.
You may find some serious photographers sitting there with huge lenses taking photo of the Iceberg, Glacier, Water dripping and even the unique design of the color pattern of the ice.
Skaftafell Nature Reserve
This Nature Reserve is located in the National Park of Vatnajökull. We had the opportunity to have the view of the stunning glacier outlets of the Vatnajökull Ice Cap. We were told the Iceland’s highest peak, which is 2110 m is in this area.
It was great to walk along the area with our guide, the view was absolutely overwhelming. I can understand why so many movie makers found Iceland an ideal location for filming movies scenes such as Batman Begins, Interstellar, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Thor - The Dark World, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Oblivion, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Noah, Star Wars: The Forces Awaken, Captain America - Civil War, Prometheus, Fast and Furious 8 and of course my favorite Games of Thrones!
So now, when is your next trip to Iceland?
Iceland, a beautiful Nordic Island Nation that shows the Ice world with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava field and a popular location for Aurora Borealis / Northern Light.