In June, I went to Iceland. I've never been there before, which meant that I was very excited and didn't really know what to expect. It has a very particular landscape, as you can see in the image above. It almost looked like a ghost island sometimes.
We stayed at the Reykjavik Grand Hotel, which has the the Nordic Ecolabel license. The hotel was excellent, even though the restaurant had a very poor selection of vegetarian dishes. This meant that we ate all out meals somewhere else. The room we stayed in was very nice and I can really recommend the hotel for someone who's going to Iceland. The gym in the hotel was also excellent.
We tried to visit several sights during out time in Iceland. One of the first sights we visited was the bridge between two continents. The geology of Iceland is unique. As you might see in the picture, I'm standing right in between the two tectonic plates; the Eurasian and North American plates. I've never seen anything like this before. The ground is covered in some kind of ash, and it was a very weird feeling walking in it. The landscape overall was very special.
Overall, the food in Iceland was good. It's quite "nordic", if you know what I mean. A lot of fish and the food is similar to the food in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It wasn't at all difficult to eat vegetarian in Iceland. Many restaurants had vegetarian or vegan options, and if they didn't have it on the menu I could always ask.
We also visited the Blue Lagoon, after some of you recommended it to me. It was a pleasant experince, so thank you! It's like a lagoon in the middle of nowhere, with a center with a restaurant, showers and such. We stayed for a couple of hours and had a really good time.
We payed the waterfall Gullfoss a visit. It has an interesting story before being bought by the state. It was owned by Tómas Tómasson and Halldór Halldórsson and during the first halv of the 20th century, people thought about using the waterfall to generate electricity. However, they didn't succeed. Later on, the waterfall was sold to the state and is now protected. The daughter of Tómas Tómasson, Sigríður Tómasdóttir, wanted to preserve the waterfall and there is now a stone memorial of her abouve the fall.
Another attraction which is popular to visit in Iceland is the geysers/hot springs. A geyser is a vent in the eart which, from time to time, ejects hot water and steam. It's a quite rare phenomenon and I have never seen it berore. I think you can tell from the pictures in this post that Iceland really is unique and looks like a fairy tale. I love it.
All in all, it was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed the trip. Have you been to Iceland? What did you think?