Iceland. Day 4: The Golden Circle

On our fourth day in Iceland, my husband and I took a tour almost every tourist in Iceland does – the Golden Circle, a circle route comprising Iceland’s natural wonders: Þingvellir National ParkGeysir & Gulfoss waterfall. As those three sights were not enough for us, we’ve added Kerið Crater and Brúarfoss waterfall as additional stops on our tour.

Gulfoss waterfall

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Iceland. Day 1: Waterfalls & Black Sand Beaches

Our flight from Basel Airport to Iceland was scheduled at 7am, what means we had to leave our home in Lucerne in the middle of the night. We completed packing late in the evening and instead of going to bed, we had to watch the latest episode of Game of Thrones to find out whether Jon Snow lives or not. Waking up after just few hours of sleep was definitely painful, but at least we got to know the Jon Snow’s faith. The expectations of another amazing trip kept us going.

Amazing Icelandic landscape: Vikurfjara black sand beach

We’ve managed to sleep through most of the flight. After we’ve landed at Keflavik airport I was surprisingly well rested. At the airport we’ve picked our rental car and hit the road towards Vík – the tiny town at the Iceland’s south coast we’ve chosen as our basis for the next two nights. We’d followed the Ring Road (Route 1) – a national road that runs around the island and connects most of the inhabited parts of the country. In the first hour of our drive, we’ve experienced everything what unpredictable Icelandic weather has to offer: sun, snow, heavy rain and even hail. Continue reading

Trip to Iceland: Overview

At the beginning, I would like to thank all of you who assisted me with tips and suggestions for my trip to Iceland  They were extremely helpful in deciding on what to do and see! Thank you!

Now, a little bit about my trip… My husband and I explored Iceland from 3rd to 7th May 2016. 5 days were not nearly enough to see everything what Iceland has to offer, but it was enough to get the sense how wild, pristine and stunningly beautiful this country is.

Skógafoss

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Giesbach Falls (Giessbachfälle)

Giessbach  Falls (Giessbachfälle) are lovely waterfalls located at the southern shore of beautiful Lake Brienz in Bernese Oberland. I’ve spotted this lovely waterfalls on one of my previous trips to this region, passing it by on the boat. They were so beautiful and majestic, I wished to return to this place. On a gloomy winter day in February my wish came true. I’ve returned to the Giessbach Falls and experienced the falls from the different angle.

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Blast from the Past: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

I haven’t posted on Slovenian Girl Abroad for a while. My excuse is, I’ve been busy and I couldn’t find neither time nor motivation to write. So, to get back on track, I’m reminiscing my past travels. This post from Blast from the Past series is taking you to spectacular wonder of nature – the Iguazu Falls I’ve visited back in November 2009.

Iguazu Falls are located at the border between Brazil and Argentina. The right bank of the falls is the Brazilian territory, the left is Argentinian. I’ve visited both sides. This set of photos was taken at the Argentinian side where you can get closer to the waterfalls. It was amazing experience. Continue reading