PREPARE TO EXPLORE
Choose your own adventure travel blog
ICELAND -- Millions of people visiting Iceland have dreams of seeing the Northern Lights. People from all over the world come to see the spectacular light show of flowing greens and blues and purples.
But, as someone who has visited the Iceland three times, there’s something you should know before you schedule your trip or book your Northern Lights tour.
ICELAND -- The Northern Lights is a beautiful and cruel mistress. Just when you think you’ve got her, she slips out of your fingers. Nothing can be as frustrating as planning a trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, only to not see them.
When WOW air popped on the scene in 2015, they began offering low-cost air travel from North American to Europe. I was so excited. Finally, a budget airline has opened doors to countries that were too expensive and out of reach.
There wasn’t much useful information for me when I took my first WOW air flight to Iceland in 2015. But now -- with the company’s success -- and 4 additional flights on WOW air between Baltimore to Iceland, I’ve learned a lot about what it was like to on the Icelandic budget airline.
Here’s what to expect when you get aboard a WOW air flight:
I couldn’t have been more excited when WOW air popped on the scene in 2015 -- offering low-cost air travel from North American to Europe. WOW air opened doors to areas of travel that I thought were too expensive and out of reach.
After six flights on WOW air, I feel I’ve gotten enough flying time under my belt to let other people know what they’re getting themselves into when using the Icelandic budget airline.
There are plenty of exotic food options when you land in Iceland. You can spend hundreds of dollars feasting on shark, puffins and sheep’s head jelly.
But, in my opinion, there’s only one food that every single visitor in Iceland must try.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND -- I’ve logged well over 50 hours on roads during my three trips to Iceland. But it wasn’t until my most recent trip -- with my buddy Matt -- that I discovered a travel hack that will make exploring Iceland a lot easier.
The biggest surprise from my most recent trip to Iceland (June 2018) was the discovery of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
I was blown away by how much it has to offer explorers. Within 2.5 hours of downtown Reykjavik, visitors can find waterfalls, lava fields, volcanic craters, picturesque hikes, charming small towns, black- and tan-sand beaches, lighthouses, basalt columns, incredible cliffs and a lot more.
A trip to Iceland is not complete without a day spent on the south coast.
Iceland’s South Coast has everything -- waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, basalt columns, black-sand beaches and charming small towns. Every time I travel down Route 1, I discover new things.
Just when I thought I knew something about Iceland, I find out about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.
Recently, I was looking for new and interesting places to visit on my THIRD trip to Iceland. I was going with a buddy, Matt, and wanted to bring him places I had never been before. After some research, I found out about the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It was INCREDIBLE.
It has so many incredible features -- waterfalls, lava fields, black- and tan-sand beaches, lighthouses, adorable small towns, craters, volcanoes, caves, gorges and so much more.
It's a 12 to 15 hour day trip from Reykjavik and I cannot recommend a day trip there enough.
Very excited to be heading to the Land of Fire and Ice for the THIRD TIME!
I will be spending four and a half days in Iceland with my buddy Matt. I'm very excited to check out new areas of the country while the weather is warmer and the sun stays out for 21 hours a day.
Follow me on Instagram -- @PrepareToExplore -- to follow along with my trip. I've planned several new days trips that will bring me to some new areas in Iceland. I've also spent a lot of time researching new secret/non-tourist areas I can't wait to explore.
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