If you told me that I was going to visit Iceland with Daniel this year and witness the northern lights, I would've just laughed! I really thought this was a far-fetched idea, until Daniel found an amazing flight deal back in October and we thought, “Why not?!”

Next thing you know, we asked our bosses for time off and booked our flights the very next day! I didn't take a break after I graduated, so all of my friends and co-workers were excited for me to finally take a vacation! So sweet!

It really didn't sink in that we were in Iceland, until Daniel bought a hotdog in their airport. They sell the same kind of hot dog all over Iceland, and Daniel bought one every time he saw it at the gas station.

I was actually surprised by the food in Iceland! We understood that the prices were the way that they were because of import fees. We didn't expect the food to be good though. More often than not, we were able to justify the prices we were paying.

Speaking of food, I just remembered an encounter we had with this guy we bought waffles from. He asked us where we were from and after we told him, he said Canadians are so nice. Every time I hear that, I feel like I have to live up to this reputation, by either tipping them more or apologizing for everything!!! He also praised us for making weed legal and joked about moving to Canada. I couldn't believe that this side of the world knew about this?!? LOL

We rented a car in Iceland, instead of doing a tour, because we wanted to explore everything at our own pace. We eventually realized that we really couldn't because we were competing with daylight here!

Since it's the wintertime, they only have four to five hours of daylight! I thought this was just an exaggeration, but I was shocked when the sun started setting at 1:30pm! By 3:00pm, it was dark. If we didn't use an alarm clock, I have no idea how we would've woken up before noon.

In Iceland, they have this one main road, called the Ring Road, that goes all the way around the island. Most people start the drive counter-clockwise to see the attractions, but we decided to go clockwise, because... YO I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY.

In other words, we spent our first few days in the top half of Iceland and it was just jaw dropping. It felt like we were inside a painting. We watched the sun rise and set behind the mountains, saw the northern lights on our second day and witnessed geysers in action!

Ok, Daniel didn't get to witness anything because he wanted to take photos of me. I guess that means we have to make another visit to Iceland, which I don't mind! LOL

I'm so excited to share more photos from our trip tomorrow!!! I promise there's going to be lesser mountain photos.
Anonymous said...

So how much were the hotdogs?