i read somewhere that even planning out a hypothetical trip can have some of the same therapeutic and restorative qualities of going on an actual trip. so, at the close of this very stressful week, i’ve planned a hypothetical trip.
how long: 10 days
when: april or october
why: iceland has been in my “Top 5 Travel Destinations” forever
day 2: early start – drive to Vik – breakfast and dogsledding – lunch at Jökulsárlón lagoon – dinner and stay at Egilsstaðir
day 3: breakfast – drive to Dettifoss waterfall – drive Ásbyrgi canyon and lunch – drive to Husavik and dinner
day 4: breakfast – morning whale watch – lunch – soaking at the Myvatn Nature Baths – Godafoss waterfall – drive to Akureyri and dinner
day 5: early start – drive to Isafjordur lunch along the way – biking tour at the the nature reserve at Hornstrandir – dinner – stay up for the northern lights
day 6: breakfast – hiking a glacier and lunch – play with the puffins at Látrabjarg – dinner
day 7: breakfast – ferry to Snaefellsness Peninsula – horseback riding – lunch – bike tour – dinner
day 8: breakfast – hike a glacier and lunch – driving tour of peninsula – dinner
day 9: breakfast – drive back to Raykjavik – lunch – explore Blue Lagoon – dinner
day 10: last day in Raykjavik
Most important item to buy: nordic sweater and puffins (if that’s legal)
Soundtrack: Sigur Ros because it’s magical and ethereal just like Iceland
I couldn’t fit all the lovely images I found of Iceland, so check out some of my pins here.