Iceland part 3

Here are just a couple more photos to conclude my travel to Iceland with Albert. We took over 2,000 photos and it makes me happy to go through them every now and then. Such fun keepsakes... memories for a lifetime.

Also a friend from New York recently reached out asking for recommendations so thought I'd copy paste our camping experiences and favorite places here.

Enjoy!

Black sand beaches.

Black sand beaches.

Went on a boat and saw at least a thousand jellyfishes. 

Went on a boat and saw at least a thousand jellyfishes. 

Of course.

Of course.

Waterfall to the left, rainbow to the right, sprinkling rain and very moist grass.

Waterfall to the left, rainbow to the right, sprinkling rain and very moist grass.

Albert cooking soup for dinner. 

Albert cooking soup for dinner. 

Off the side of the road. Iceland's "freeways" are glorious.

Off the side of the road. Iceland's "freeways" are glorious.

A girl and her horse. 

A girl and her horse. 

Swimming in the Blue Lagoon. It's the saltiest, milkiest, and hottest water ever!

Swimming in the Blue Lagoon. It's the saltiest, milkiest, and hottest water ever!

Albert and I camped through the southwest and southeast of Iceland from Reykjavik, except for the first night (we stayed at the KEX Hostel). Camping was an awesome way to travel through the country, especially since we were always on the go. I'd highly recommend it if you're up for the adventure :) We searched camp sites through Campingcard and were even able to find locations with showers, outlets, stoves, etc., but also saw many other campers setting their tents wherever they pleased. Our car rental was from SADcars and all of our camping equipment/gears were from Iceland Camping Equipment. It never really got dark when we went in July so each night, we pulled our beanies over our eyes in order to shut some of the light out.  On another note, we bought bus tickets from the airport to our hostel through Flybus and from the city center, we rented a car. 

Here are some places we tried and loved: 

Food:
1. Hverfisgata 12 - pizza and salmon
2. Icelandic Fish and Chips - fish and chips
3. Mokka-Kaffi - coffee
4. Baejarins Beztu Pylsur - Icelandic hot dogs
5. Kex Hostel - good coffee, breakfast and bar

Shopping:
1. Geysir - wool socks and sweaters in beautiful colors
2. Reykjavik Trading Co. 
*Note: We only bought music and lava salt! 

Places to See: 
1. Blue Lagoon
2. Geysir
3. Gullfoss
4. Vik
5. Svartifoss 
6. Skaftafell 
7. Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon
8. Hallgrimskirkja Church
9. Harpa
10. And when you're driving and you see fields of horses, sheep, and lava fields covered in moss, you just pull over :) 

*Another popular way of traveling through Iceland: http://www.happycampers.is/ 

If you missed my other posts: here's one and two