It 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…
A waterfall you can walk behind. A-mazing.
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.
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?
A quick photo op at Skaftafell to see the icebergs at sunsets.
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
Our final stop in at Vatnajokull Glacier where we don our crampons and hike over the glacier!
Read more: Glacier Hiking in Iceland
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.
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Wednesday 26th of September 2018
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Sunday 30th of July 2017
Where did you stay in Jokulsarlon?
Thursday 3rd of August 2017
My accommodation was organised through the tour I did so I'm sorry but I don't have the same. We stayed in small cabins for 2-4 people and there was a main hall where group dinners were served. It was basic but lovely.
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Monday 17th of October 2016
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Friday 24th of April 2015
Amazing, amazing, amazing. I'm trying to pick a favorite photo to pin, and I can't choose one. I can't wait to go to Iceland!
Monday 11th of August 2014
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!
Monday 11th of August 2014
They make me want to return too! I'd love to go back again.