Another month calls for another trip with Nomoon Travel as I embarked on a brand new adventure: Iceland! Although I am all about the #beachbumlife, I was truly astounded with the beauty of this incredible country. Never have I seen such interesting landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs before my eyes!
With the rapidly growing amount of tourists visiting Iceland each year, there was no question as to where the travel squad and I wanted to explore. We decided to ditch the resorts, get on a rental car, and tour the mysterious western region of Iceland.
What people don't realize about the country is that they have so much to offer besides the Blue Lagoon. As I met with the locals, visited the small country towns, and witnessed the most beautiful terrains I have ever seen, I learned a thing or two about their culture and simplistic way of life.
Before we headed out in the wicki-wicki-wild-wild west (Will Smith, anyone?), we had the opportunity to explore Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. You can easily feel the charm of this city with all the colorful buildings, local food spots, and interesting history. As a Filipino-American walking around the city, my physical features made me quite noticeable amongst the local crowds, but the cozy atmosphere quickly made me and my Nomoon team feel at home.
Reykjavik, Iceland Travel Tips:
When you road trip outside the city, that's when you'll get a real taste of the beautifully bizarre views of West Iceland! Because the of the cold climate, volcanic activity, and extraordinary waterfalls, the elements of Iceland's landscapes are nothing like you've ever seen. You might be awestruck when you see basalt columns with a waterfall cascading down along the side of the road or discover a secret hot spring that gives you the best view of the mountains from miles away. Either way, locals agree that West Iceland has the most diverse terrains in the whole country.
Road Trip Tips in Iceland:
Iceland is easily one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited, and I hope to travel there again. Maybe next time, Northern Lights? If you are interested in traveling to Iceland someday, I am offering my discount code ressamazing to give you 10% off travel products and trip package deals! What you would normally spend in Iceland (approx. $2,000) could be given to you at the low price of $900! If you have any questions about your upcoming trips to Iceland, let's discuss at the comments below. Until next time- Ressa