Tweet TweetIt was this time last year I was busily planning my trip to Iceland which I took in October. Early October was the perfect time to visit Iceland thanks to the blue skies, chilly but bearable temperatures and a light scattering of snow that dusted the ground. Iceland immediately became one of my favourite places in the world and I still look through my photos to bring back fond and happy memories. During a 6-day trip to Iceland my boyfriend and I took over 2,000 photos! One of my highlights from Iceland was a tour I took with Extreme Iceland to the south coast and to Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The tour seems to have changed a little bit now but here’s what I got up to… Seljalandsfoss Waterfall A waterfall you can walk behind. A-mazing. Skogafoss Waterfall OK, you can’t walk behind this one but it’s still flipping amazing. It’s one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland and usually has a rainbow above it due to the waterfall mist. Vik We visited the village of Vik where there’s a beautiful black beach dotted with icebergs that have washed up on the waves. Is it just me or does this piece of ice look like a seahorse? Skaftafell A quick photo op at Skaftafell to see the icebergs at sunsets. Jokulsarlon We spent the night in Jokulsarlon and the following day we take a boat trip around Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. Having a bit of a Titanic moment Glacier hiking Our final stop in at Vatnajokull Glacier where we don our crampons and hike over the glacier! Read more: Glacier Hiking in Iceland More info The South Coast and Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon 2-day tour with Extreme Iceland costs from 45,900 ISK (£253.10 at time of publishing). This includes overnight accommodation in a basic but cosy guesthouse. Iceland is an expensive country to travel in but flights are affordable. You can use a budget airline like FlyBe.com, they have flights from Birmingham to Reykjavik from under £90. To keep costs down, consider a hostel rather than a hotel. Reykjavik has a great selection of hostels. I stayed at KEX Hostel and also Bus Hostel which is a cheap and cheerful option. 18 Responses Chris July 18 Lush shots Mon! I was super stoked with my trip to Iceland too, I can’t believe it took so long for me to visit there…well actually I can as I usually prefer warmer climates!haha! I was meant to head to the glacier lagoon but…ummm…missed my tour departure! Lucky I still managed to hit up the waterfalls and of course a good bit of underwater exploring too! Chris recently posted..Freediving Between Two Continents In Iceland! Reply Stacey July 19 Seeing these photos makes me want to go back and visit Iceland again. Such a beautiful country! Stacey recently posted..Must-see London: Top Attractions for Visitors Reply Amy July 19 Amazing photos! We were supposed to go on a similar trip in February but it was cancelled due to a storm warning. At least that gives us an excuse for a third trip to Iceland! Amy recently posted..When You Can’t Write Reply Mercury Grail, tour operator July 20 Thank you. Fantastic places. Been here yesterday in south Icelandic coast, so another trip is not so far. Reply TheTravelHack July 21 I hope you have/had a great time! Reply Mercury Grail, tour operator July 21 Time was great but weather is this summer bad. North part of Iceland is sunny so same tourist are traveling there right now and they are ok. David July 21 Wow this definitely makes me want to go to Iceland! Well done Monica. Tell me these photos are not from your iphone… David recently posted..Cartagena: A City That Wears It’s Heart and History on It’s Sleeve Reply TheTravelHack July 22 No they’re not Mostly taken on a Nikon D3100 or a Sony NEX3. I wish the iphone was this good! Reply Mercury Grail, tour operator July 22 David, You are welcome. If you decide this summer it is still time, but you are late, as August is just here. Next season time here around is winter with northern light hunting. 8th of October will Yoko Ono come to Iceland turn on Peace of tower light, idea of John Lennon. It is one of the most October attractions. New year Eve. Time when any single tourist can fire rackets as locals do. From October to April is Northern light time most in February and March just late in the evening around midnight. Andres http://www.mercury-grail.com Reply Sara @ The Let's Go Ladies July 23 I’ve been OBSESSING over Iceland for the last few months. I desperately want to go! I mean, is there a part of that country that ISN’T insanely awe-inspiring and beautiful?? I’m aiming to go next year and am doing all kinds of research now to help prepare. This post is perfect, thank you! Sara @ The Let’s Go Ladies recently posted..Iceland: Seducing Me (and My Travel Bug) With Elves and Volcanoes Reply TheTravelHack July 23 No problem Sara, I hope you have an amazing time. I’m sure you will – I haven’t spoken to one person who hasn’t loved Iceland! Reply Mary Anne July 25 Love the glacier pics! amazing. Reply @mrsoaroundworld July 27 Lauren has been to Iceland twice this year and I have to say, I really want to go!! @mrsoaroundworld recently posted..What is your favourite colour? Mine is clearly blue! Reply TheTravelHack July 28 You really should go, it’s amazing! I’m sure you’d love it. Reply Iceland In Pictures | Backpacker Banter July 29 […] Also, if you want to see the contrast in the seasons Monica from the Travel Hack checked out many of these locations during the winter months and you can see her Iceland pics in this post. […] Reply Chinmoy Lad August 4 These are stunning pics! What equipment are you using for photos? I wish I could shoot like this. And what a wonderful, but barely explored, part of the world! Reply lola August 11 OH ICELAND, how i love thee. i just can’t get enough of it and your beautiful photos make me want to return right now! lola recently posted..Discovering Istanbul Reply TheTravelHack August 11 They make me want to return too! I’d love to go back again. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website nine − 9 = Comment Sign me up for the newsletter!