Iceland with AJ Bear
I’m sitting on the plane as I write this blog to document my next adventure which is to Iceland.
I’ve always been curious to go this island as have heard that the scenery is breathtaking. The opportunity came along when my Vancouverite friend asked me if I wanted to accompany her on this journey. No hesitation from me- of course I wanted to go. It literally took one phone call to carve up the time and before we knew it, we had booked our plane tickets. It’s also my last trip before I settle back into the clinic where I have been MIA for the past year.
Hearing different languages and listening to the sounds of people who know how to roll their “R” is definitely preparing me for the next nine days. In planning this trip, one of the most important things was to determine our accommodations. Early on we decided that the best way to see this land would be via a camper van which would serve as our mode of transportation as well as our dining area and our sleeping quarters.
Our plan is to do the ring road starting from Reykjavik going clockwise from west all the way back to the southern part of the island. This way we get to see the entire island and hopefully capture the volcanic craters and caves and magnificent waterfalls and natural baths. The hikes and glaciers are supposed to be stunning. There’s also whale watching and spelunking and if we get adventurous, we might be able to go ice climbing. Then we will finish off the trip with the Golden Circle and the Blue Lagoon. We’ve been reading Rick Steve’s book on Iceland and it has some excellent information which we plan to use for our journey. Definitely recommend this book. Or you can YouTube him.
In the next few blogs, I will be sharing more detail about our daily itinerary along with photographs. Depending on the availability of WIFI!