Sunday, 3 August 2014

I'm off to Iceland!

I mentioned briefly the other day that I got a bit too spontaneous and decided to go on a quick trip to Iceland! (At a very inconvenient time might I add... I'm now missing a party I'd really like to go to, an event I'd really like to go to, and it's awfully inconvenient when you're just starting to see someone new isn't it?!) So, I'll be leaving at some hideous time on Sunday, coming back stupidly early the following Monday.

Here's a quick guide to the places I'll be going to...

  • Reykjavik, obviously! That'll mainly be my base. I'm going to be staying in a pretty cool looking hostel. I'm not too sure what exactly I'll be doing there as I think I'm going to be using it to just go with the flow. The idea of the trips to go and see the whales is appealing (if you ignore my horrendous seasickness) and maybe to one of the beaches, but I think aside from that I'll probably just have a walk around and see what happens.
  • I am so excited to be doing a day riding Icelandic horses! I almost never get a chance to go horse riding anymore, and Icelandic horses were always my favourites. So I'm really looking forward to be doing a whole day of riding and exploring. Since this is almost certainly going to be putting me in a lot of pain, I'm going to go afterwards straight to...
  • The blue lagoon! Honestly, wasn't sure whether I'd bother with this. But, on the last day my flight is silly early, so I'm actually going to go to the lagoon until closing and then head to the airport from there. What a way to have a last evening, right? It'll be great after the horse riding as well, and make it a nice relaxing end :)
  • Landmannalaugar, part of the Icelandic highlands. It's full of really cool looking mountains and lava fields and I'm looking forward to seeing it.
  • Jökulsárlón was the number one place that I wanted to prioritise for my trip, so I'm so happy I managed to schedule it in. It's a glacial lagoon and I am so excited to see it! Whilst there I'm also going to do a glacier walk, not sure how I'm going to feel about it but I'm really looking forward to trying it because it's something completely new.
  • The Golden Circle tour is pretty much the iconic Iceland tour, showing some of the main sights such as Geysir, a volcanic crater, some waterfalls, etc. Honestly, I wasn't going to do this one, but I realised I can't go to Iceland and not do it! 
  • Trip to the Snæfellsnes region. This area is supposed to be 'Iceland in miniature'. Honestly I just thought it had some really cool looking sights. It seems like this is a region that isn't explored as much as the others, but I'm still looking forward to go.
I've not written the order above exactly right, I was just writing in in the order it came to me! Luckily, writing it all down has got me excited about it again. So, you won't be seeing any posts from me next week, but I'll be starting again the week after. If you follow me on Twitter (@pinkconfettiuk) I'll be uploading some photos every now and then so you can keep up with me. I'll be taking some cameras with me, so when I come back I'll begin a mini series to share all the pictures with you; I think making a post a week on it for a little while is a much better idea than just flooding you all with Iceland photos suddenly!
Any of you been to Iceland before? Where are you hoping to go this year or next year?



  1. I went on a trip to Iceland 4 years ago and it was INCREDIBLE! You'll definitely think it was worth it in the end - the Blue Lagoon and Jokulsarlon were amongst my favourites :)

  2. I hope you have an amazing trip!



  3. Oh wow, have the best time! xxx

  4. I'm sure it will be amazing. I would love to go, don't have the time at the moment. Have fun and post a lot of pictures!!

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle

  5. Sounds amazing, I hope you post a lot of pictures when you're back!x

  6. Sounds like so much fun! Very jealous of you getting to go horse riding! xx

  7. Paula- SimplicityisBeauty19 August 2014 at 23:09

    Spontaneous trips are always the best. Have a lovely time!


  8. What an ace thing to do! I love spontaneity and have always wanted to visit Iceland. Can't wait to see how your trip went!

  9. Oh my god! Be sure to take a thousand pictures please! It is a dream of mine to see the northern lights(: How amazing! Good luck!

  10. ooh looks fun! jealous, have fun


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