PHOTO: Begin your journey in Reykjavik. (photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
Ashlea Wheeler dreamed about traveling to Iceland for a long time and once she did, she fell in love. Wheeler shares her five-day itinerary on Intrepid’s blog, the Journal.
“Hiring a car in Reykjavik and driving the famous Golden Circle route (or traveling on a small group tour) is an easy way to see the country’s most photogenic highlights,” she says.
Start off with one or two days in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.
“The city is fairly small (the population clocks in at just over 120,000 people), but it has no shortage of character and charm. You won’t be able to resist the gorgeous pastel colors of buildings and the friendly nature of the locals (who all speak perfect English),” writes Wheeler.
Take a day trip to the Golden Circle on day three.
“The Golden Circle is a day trip that you can easily do from Reykjavik. You can either rent a car and drive it, or take an organized tour,” she says.
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Wind up your adventure traveling to the south coast.
“The south coast was my favorite day-trip from Reykjavik. This is where you’ll see some of Iceland’s best waterfalls and natural scenery. You can do it in a day, but if you’d like a more relaxed pace, then I’d suggest breaking it up into two days,” she says.
For more details on this trip and specific sites to see along the way, read more here.