Posts Tagged ‘Iceland’

Iceland Update

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 by virginia

We’re back! We got back from Iceland on Tuesday night and I think we’re a little jet lagged. We’ve been falling asleep really early since we’ve been back, although we’re not waking up any earlier either. I guess it’s just because we’re lazy and like to sleep a lot.

Regardless, we had a great time in Iceland and we got to eat all of the items on my list, plus a few extras I hadn’t even thought about. Turns out, horse is absolutely delicious. Sorry, Mr. Ed! I also enjoyed puffin and whale, and while the rotten shark smelled absolutely disgusting, it didn’t taste too bad.

Sightseeing-wise we did get to see a lot of waterfalls and beautiful landscape. We squeezed in as much stuff as we could given the limited the daylight. Huge props to Josh for managing the manual shift car really well.

Lastly, I just want to rub it in to Josh and my sister one more time that I WAS RIGHT about the northern lights! We managed to see them our second night in Reykjavik, although I wish the weather had cooperated our last night when we were in Hella, away from all the city lights. Details to come eventually, and lots of pics of course.

Two Fat Bellies Hit the Road – Traveling Like a Bachelorette in Iceland

Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by virginia

We’re off tomorrow on a long weekend adventure in Iceland. My sister found a great deal through Iceland Air that included airfare, hotel, rental car, entrance to the Blue Lagoon, horseback riding, and a lobster dinner, all for a very reasonable price. I’m a bit concerned about the lack of daylight in Iceland during this time, but we’re really hoping to see the northern lights up there.

Things on our list to eat, aside from the lobster, include hot dogs, whale, puffin meat, and rotten shark. I’m not sure where to find the shark but we really do want to try it, even though we’ve heard it’s putrid. Aside from that, we just hope to see lots of cool things, as Iceland is famous for its waterfalls, national parks, and glaciers. Please keep your fingers crossed that we’ll have good weather! We’ll be back on Tuesday with hopefully lots to report.