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Hi there & happy Wednesday,

When I was really young, I thought Iceland was equivalent to Antartica; just ice, snow and more ice. Now don’t get me wrong, the island has ice and snow but it’s no Antartica. A lot has changed since I was younger – in terms of knowledge – and recently I’ve been intrigued with visiting Iceland.

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Blue Lagoon

An island nation in the North Atlantic ocean, Iceland is home to some of the most stunning natural formations in the world.

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Photo by John Voo 

You can also experience Aurora borealis – or Northern lights – here. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, click this sentence to find out.

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Aurora Borealis; Photo by David Phan

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Aurora Borealis

On the world happiness report (yes, we can somehow measure happiness) Iceland ranks third behind Denmark and Switzerland. 4 out of the top 5 countries on that list are all Nordic countries. Surely, I’m living on the wrong continent.

If I could move to  visit Iceland, here’s what I would like to do, see & eat!

What I want to do: 1).Go for a dip in the Blue Lagoon. This man-made body of water is a sublime shade of blue and is enclosed by sprawling mountains. The water itself is white but appears blue because of the sunlight! In addition to providing relaxation, the facility at Blue Lagoon conducts research with the water (which is high in minerals) to aid with curing skin ailments!

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Blue Lagoon

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Blue Lagoon, Photograph by Roderick Eime

2). Drive through Iceland’s golden circle. On the way, I’d love to stop at a Geysir -to watch Stokkur erupt-and Gullfoss (Golden Falls).

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Gullfoss, Photo by Mark Fischer

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Stokkur Geysir

3). Wander through the capital city of Reykjavik.

What I want to see: 1).Aurora Borealis  2). Lake Myvatn

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Stunning photo by Michal Huniewicz

3). Kirkjufell.

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This mountain is surrounded by beaches too!

What I want to eat: 1). Hangikjöt (smoked lamb). 2). While I’m on an island, I’m not going to pass up seafood. 3). An Icelandic hot dog (or two). What’s the difference between that and a “regular” hot dog? It’s made with lamb.

Iceland is somewhere I would go for a relaxing vacation. It seems like one of those places where you spend your days in the mountains, relaxing in warm spas while appreciating nature. I feel relaxed just thinking about it.

Have any of you visited Iceland? What did you get up to? If not, would you like to? Let me know in the comments section!

Until next Wednesday, thank you for reading!

Photos without credit are stock photos culled from Google Images


same footprints, different sands

2 comments on “Wanderlust Wednesday #7

  1. Feyikoya says:

    When you do decide Iceland, Tell me!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tiesé says:

      I smell a plan! Will do!

      Like

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