hypothetical trip : iceland

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.

Puffin at Látrabjarg

where: iceland

how long: 10 days

when: april or october

why: iceland has been in my “Top 5 Travel Destinations” forever


day 1: land in Reykjavik – hit up a museum – grab a ferry to Videy for lunch and a biking tour – ferry back to Reykjavik for dinner

Jökulsárlón Lagoon

day 2: early start – drive to Vik – breakfast and dogsledding – lunch at Jökulsárlón lagoon – dinner and stay at Egilsstaðir

Dettifoss Waterfalls

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.


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2 thoughts on “hypothetical trip : iceland”

  1. I’ve heard that same study, too. Such a good idea to actually do this! I usually end up at B&N with my nose in travel books, but this is way better because it has direction and purpose. You are the best!

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