Today is the day!
Charles and I are soon to be heading out of the country – to Iceland! It’s a birthday trip of sorts – to celebrate mine that was in June and his that’s at the end of October. It’s been a rough summer so this is something I’ve really been looking forward to – I can’t wait!
We initially started planning this trip thinking we would be going to Spain or Italy – but I started doing a little research on Iceland and after talking with friends and family that had been and LOVED IT. I am pumped for the focus of the trip to be more on adventure + the outdoors – not to mention the travel time to Iceland is WAY less than other European options, which also makes me happy.
Our itinerary over the next week is slightly planned, but also wide open for all the exploring. We are renting a car and going to enjoy Iceland at our own pace, stopping and going as we please.
We are going to be spending a few days in Reykjavík followed by a few days in Vik and then another day out in the Þingvallavatn area. I’m so excited to bust out my hiking boots and see this incredible “moon planet” as my SIL lovingly calls Iceland.
I’ve gotten a TON of recommendations and research about everything from these books in the photos below and this incredible podcast – All Things Iceland – which goes along with the blog, From Foreign to Familiar.
Also, being able to pack my solo carry-on has been a real treat.
It’s been a slight challenge with my other packing though, since we plan on being out and about everyday – and the word on the street is that the weather in Iceland can vary from hour to hour, so we are preparing to brace all the elements. And that means lots of variety incase we inevitably get rained on, not to mention its going to be on the colder side of things in Iceland, much more Fall than this ‘Fall’ season so far in Philly.
So naturally I brought my entire LL Bean wardrobe with me.
A girls gotta have options.
So that’s about the size of it! The bags are packed and I set the kiddos up as best I could for a week away and we are ready to go! I’ll be Instagramming, GoProing and taking a million pictures and videos to share with you – while we are there and I’m sure when we get back.
If you have any Iceland tips, tricks or favorite places to go/see/do/eat – PLEASE let me know! Send me a IG or FB message for sure, as I’d love to hear about it!
So for now – go͝odˈbī – and I’ll see you on the flip side!