We first went to Iceland in May 2012. We rented a car and drove the ring road. We saw black sand beaches, a massive glacial lagoon, and a handful of waterfalls we’d only read about in books. We walked along the edge of an active volcano, saw whales and puffins and Icelandic horses (don’t call them ponies), and Thom ate fish that was pulled fresh from the sea while I filled my belly with copious amounts of root vegetables. Although we were there for two weeks, the trip felt like days. We came home exhausted, and I came home thinking that Iceland was beautiful but did’t feel like I had enough time to really experience all the beauty we’d gotten to see.

Fast forward to this past July. We’d just finished watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and our wedding photographer had just returned from her own trip to the land of fire and ice. I remember looking at Thom and being like DUDE. Iceland is calling. We have to go back. And although we tend to be the impulsive type when it comes to travel (case in point: on Christmas morning, Thom bought tickets to India for October) (?!), we sat on the idea of a second trip for a good two weeks until we finally took the leap and purchased plane tickets without taking into consideration the fact that going on a trip at the end of November meant that December was going to be a little.. crazy.

(It was. And I’m so happy it’s over.)

Although cramming as much as we can into one trip is my favorite way to travel (more bang for your buck, yo!), we took a different approach this time around and decided to revisit our favorite places (Reykjavík, Jökulsárlón, Vík, etc.), and then spent upwards of a week out at a remote cottage in the west. We had originally planned on having the cottage be our headquarters while we explored the Westfjords and Snæfellsnes Penninsula, but after arriving to a basket of hand knit sweaters and waking up to Icelandic horses in the front yard, we decided to scrap our plans and stay at the cottage all week. And although it wasn’t productive as far as sightseeing goes, it was exactly what we needed at that particular moment in time.

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If you’re visiting Iceland for the first time and have at least 10 days, I recommend renting a car and driving the ring road. Vík, Höfn, Húsavík, and Akureyri were our favorite places on the route, but each of the stops has something to offer. A lot of people will tell you otherwise, but skip the Blue Lagoon. It’s insanely expensive and there are so many other options (both less commercial and cheaper/free) that it should come as your last resort. Like if you’re stopping over for a weekend and heading there on your way to the airport (which I’d actually recommend).

If you only have a few days in the country, I’d stay put in Reykjavík. But if you want to get out and see a few things, I’d recommend a morning drive to Jökulsárlón then heading back West for a night in Vík. Wake up early and explore the surrounding area, then make your way back Reykjavík to wander around the city for a day. Although you can drive the Golden Circle in a couple days time, I’d skip it and do the route we did below. Jökulsárlón and Vík are not to be missed when visiting Iceland. Someone needs to inform the Iceland tourism board.

If you’ve been to Iceland before, I recommend spending time in your favorite places as well as some time at the hillside cottage in the West. Or any cottage, really. Basically, any place where you are surrounded by unspoiled nature. A place where you can relax and take it easy; where the days feel effortless and the nights involve nothing more than an itinerary of swimming at the local pool, cooking dinner, and gazing at the stars (or Aurora, if you’re lucky).

And because I can’t do a post about Iceland without mentioning it: Iceland is expensive. The most expensive place we’ve ever visited. Gas was the equivalent of $6.50 a gallon and there’s no such thing as a cheap meal unless you’re eating day-old sandwiches from the 24 hour convenience store. Alcohol comes with a hefty tax so drinks will set you back a pretty penny, but most (if not all) of the things worth seeing are free. So there is a glimmer of hope for your bank account, after all.

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I love Reykjavík. Like, really, really, really, really, really love Reykjavík. Of all the capitol cities I’ve visited, Reykjavík is my favorite. Not only is it highly walkable and visually stunning, but I’m 99.9% positive it’s impossible to get a bad meal or sub-par cup of coffee in that little city.

One of the things I love most about Reykjavík is that there aren’t a lot of things you have to see. Meaning you can spend more time eating and drinking and wandering aimlessly and less time trying to cram a bunch of museums or monuments into your agenda. The only three things I highly recommend is that you at least go inside Harpa, take the elevator up to the bell tower at Hallgrimskirkja, and catch up on the history of the settlement of Iceland’s oldest city at Reykjavík 871±2.

Some of the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten has been in Reykjavík. Graenn Kostur (temporarily closed for renovations), Gló, Gardurinn, and Cafe Babalú are all favorites that I would highly recommend. The Laundromat Cafe doesn’t have many vegan options but it does serve up a mean brown toast that’s loaded with alllllll the veggies. So you should go get that, too.

Fine dining in Reykjavík doesn’t cost much more than regular dining. Most meals ran us $20-30 and a really good meal will only set you back $15-20 more. Grillmarket, Fish Market (spring rolls for vegans, holla!), Hannesarholt, Snaps, and Sushi Samba all came highly recommended and have at least one vegan option that isn’t just a bowl of leafy greens. Although, if not stated specifically on the menu (some of them change with the season), you’ll have to call ahead and ask. If you’re trying to eat on a budget, Cafe Babalú and Noodle Station have vegan meals for $10-15.

Thom’s favorite doughnut in the world is at a little cafe called Sandholt. They have delicious breads and pastries, but he always goes for the caramel doughnut and says it’s unlike any he’s ever had before. If you’re down with dairy, you should give it a try. If not, you should pick up a loaf of their super seedy bread and spread it with one of their homemade jams.

If you rent an apartment with a kitchen, or even if you don’t and just like to keep a stash of snacks with you (this lady!), Heilsuhúsið will be your new favorite grocery store. It stocks everything from raw desserts and energy bars to coconut milk and tri-colored quinoa. They also serve up fresh-squeezed juice and vegetable heavy smoothies, which I enjoyed more than a few of the mornings we were in town.

If you eat meat, Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur is the most popular hot dog stand in Europe (according to our travel guide) and has a consistently long line from the time they open until the time they close. Icelandic Fish and Chips (not to be confused with Reykjavík Chips) serves up amazing battered fresh fish. But if you’re not down with fish, you can feast on one of their many salads and/or the roasted potatoes. Which are out of this world good. Like, so good that I’m currently salivating just thinking about them.

Coffee + Booze
I go to Reykjavík Roasters any morning I’m in Reykjavík. The coffee is consistent, the tunes are fucking fantastic, and the baristas are incredibly kind. Earlier in the trip I left my MacBook there by mistake (alllllll afternoon) and not only did I go back in to find that they had safely tucked it into their back office, but they also gave it a charge. Which basically means I’ll be a customer for life. Get an oat milk latte and grab some beans to go take home – they roast in house, almost weekly.

If you’d prefer a little variety in your coffee excursions (I’m a creature of habit, what can I say?) Mokka serves up a mean cup of jo, Brennslan makes a good soy latte (and they serve beer), and Stofan Café is a great place to cozy up with a book and/or people watch.

If you’re looking for a night out on the town, your first stop should be Kaldi Bar. Kaldi is a must. Go in and visit Siggi (the nice gentleman pictured above) then ask him for beer and a shot of Brennivín. The place is packed during happy hour so make sure you get there early to secure a spot, otherwise you’ll find yourself standing in the corner of a crowded room. Loft Bar has live music on the weekends and has a huge open space with couches for lounging. Kex Hostel is known for their drinks (possibly only by travelers), but they also serve caffeinated beverages and hella delicious food. The space is super funky and awesome, so you should definitely head that way to at least check it out.

We’ve stayed at several places in Reykjavík and our new favorite is guesthouse Numer 29. The owners (a former banker and Russian visual designer) restored a house just down the hill from Hallgrimskirkja and right across form the bus station (that will carry you from and to Keflavik International Airport). The finishings were truly impeccable (pink Smeg! bathroom tiling! lava sauna!) and the rooftop spa made for insanely relaxing evenings after spending our days roaming around the city.

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We drove to the South for two days and a night. It was a bit hurried but we left Reykjavík early in the morning and made it to Jökulsárlón just before sunset. It was wildly foggy but the conditions made for an interesting contrast to the view we saw the first time we visited a few years ago. From there we drove back to Vík and stayed on a nearby farm. If you’re going during the high season, we recommend staying at the Volcano Hotel. Although we tend to prefer renting apartments compared to hotels, this place (the ambiance, the food, the hosts, etc.) cannot be beat.

We woke up early the next morning and caught the sunrise on one of Vík’s black sand beaches. It was the first time we had seen the sun since leaving Denver and to say it was nice to feel its warmth on our cheeks would be an understatement. We also got stuck in a short downpour and then a rainbow appeared, so that was pretty fucking awesome. Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara beach shouldn’t be missed and, if you can find it (it took us a while), the wreckage from a US Navy plane that crashed in 1973 is pretty spectacular.

We left Vík shortly after noon and headed up to Gullfoss. Thankfully we arrived just before sunset, which seemed to be a common theme during our time in Iceland. We grabbed a bite to eat (him) and a caffeinated beverage (me) from the cafe and then we hauled ass to the cottage. But not before going out of our way to stock up on groceries and booze in Borgarnes.

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When I originally booked the house on the hill, I had zero intentions of using it for anything more than a base while we explored Snæfellsnes Penninsula and the Westfjords. Neither of which happened. Partly because we decided that the West would best be experienced under meteorological conditions more conducive to things like hiking and camping (ahem, summer), but mostly because we arrived at the cottage and were, for lack of better words, totally blown away. So we spent all five days cooking our meals from scratch, soaking in nearby hot pots, and exploring the mountain pass in which the cottage is situated. I also spent a lot of time sipping coffee while watching the horses from that cozy green chair. Best five vacation days of my life? You bet your ass they were. We can’t wait to go back.

*Make sure you hire a 4WD vehicle if you plan on doing any driving through the West or in the Highlands.


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  • Reply Rebecca 15 January 2015 at 8:18 AM

    My husband and I are on our way to Reykjavik on Monday for the week! I am so excited you were able to get the post up before we left! We too watched Walter Mitty when it first came out and Iceland instantly got added to our list of places we HAD to visit. It wasn’t until I saw your instagram pictures a couple of months ago that I decided to take the plunge and book our flight. SO EXCITED!!

  • Reply Nicole 15 January 2015 at 8:36 AM

    I’ve wanted to go to Iceland for a while now and after all of this beauty, the urge is even stronger. Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful tips. The places you stayed look so spectacular! I mean, pink Smeg?!?

  • Reply Laney 15 January 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Since seeing your pictures a couple of months ago, I’ve contemplated a trip to Iceland. After reading this post 20 minutes ago, I bought two roundtrup tickets to Iceland in March and can hardly contain my excitement. I don’t think my budget will allow for that cottage but hopefully I can find a little guesthouse in the middle of nowhere. :) Thank you for following your heart and being an inspiration. I can’t wait to see where your travels take you in 2015. Although it looks like you were off to a good start with Morocco and Spain. Will you be sharing a guide for those places too? Morocco is at the top of my travel destination list.

    • Reply Iris R. 16 January 2015 at 10:23 AM

      Laney, you won’t regret it. I gifted myself an off-season ticket to Iceland when I graduated a couple years ago and it was amazing. From a lower budget perspective, I spent the most of my money renting a car (which I think is pretty necessary), less money on my flight, stayed in hostels, and then just cut corners on food. I went to the Bónus grocery stores mostly and didn’t eat out much. There’s less to do in the off-season, but it’s true that most great things to see are free. I enjoyed hiking and skinny-dipping in natural hot springs and hanging out with the ponies.

      This post made me miss it so much that I started looking up tickets to go back too! Enjoy.

  • Reply Tosha 15 January 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Iceland is one of my most favorite places in the world. I’ve been twice and am going back this summer. Your photos are gorgeous!

  • Reply Lindsey 15 January 2015 at 9:39 AM

    these images are absolute magic, ashlae! totally totally stunning.

  • Reply Wendi 15 January 2015 at 10:58 AM

    Many thanks for sharing, Ashlae. I hiked in Iceland in 2013 and am excited to return some day to drive the Golden Circle. Gorgeous photographs like yours sustain me until that day.

  • Reply Our Food Stories 15 January 2015 at 11:31 AM

    WOW!!! such beautiful impressions! and that light is amazing…would love to go to iceland as well one day <3
    laura & nora

  • Reply Heather 15 January 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Good lord, these photos are jaw-dropping. Iceland has always been on my list of places to visit, but I often find myself hesitant when it comes to the planning, for the fear that there just wont be any good eats. After reading your post, I am assured now that I could survive. India in October??? Tell me more.

  • Reply Betty | le Jus d'Orange 15 January 2015 at 12:06 PM

    Beautiful!!! My husband and I are actually planning a trip to Iceland in the near future, so I’m super excited to see this!!!!! Thank you :)

  • Reply Gemma 15 January 2015 at 12:39 PM

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! I’m in awe after reading your icelandic experience and the way you describe every place and spot you visited! :-)
    Going to Pin some of your pictures right now to my ‘Take me there’ board.


  • Reply Shannon 15 January 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Such a beautiful post! Your blog is so inspiring to me, and this makes me want to travel the world. Anything is possible :)

  • Reply Emily von Euw 15 January 2015 at 12:42 PM

    OMG this is seriously STUNNING. You just made me realize I need to go to Iceland. xx

  • Reply Monique 15 January 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Wow. Seriously stunning and inspiring photos!

  • Reply Mimmi 15 January 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Iceland seems absolutely magical. I’ve wanted to go there for so long, and this post has just made me even more keen to go. Stunning photos!

    xx Mimmi

  • Reply Samantha 15 January 2015 at 2:13 PM

    I have a huge case of the copies right now! I am heading to Iceland in May this year and cannot wait. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply rox 15 January 2015 at 2:29 PM

    such a great recap of your trip! my husband and I camped in iceland for our honeymoon, and just fell in love with the place. reading your post made me want to go back!!

  • Reply Simone 15 January 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Oh this is incredible. I love when you share non baking things (not to discriminate against your baking posts; I adore those, too) and this post is fucking killer. Beautiful, beautiful photos, Ashlae, and love your tips. I’m hungry thinking about those spots and in heaven imagining that little cabin getaway. Gotta get my ass to Iceland, it would seem!

  • Reply Abby 15 January 2015 at 5:08 PM

    these images are STUNNING, ashlae!! i want to visit iceland so badly now… :)

  • Reply Nik@ABrownTable 15 January 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Such a lovely post, Ashale! I don’t know why I didn’t have Iceland on my places to visit but after your gorgeous photos and write up, it’s going to be a necessary future vacation. Thanks for the link love, you guys will love India!

  • Reply Brian @ Kitchen Domination 15 January 2015 at 8:52 PM

    I have been fascinated with Iceland since childhood, and greatly enjoyed this post. In fact, I just read The Windows of Brimnes by Bill Holm. I’d recommend it if you’re into hearing about rural places in Iceland, which it sounds like you would be…

  • Reply Jade Sheldon-Burnsed 15 January 2015 at 9:36 PM

    My word. Iceland is just a whole other world. I’m not sure when my husband & I will have the pleasure of visiting, so thank you for sharing these stunning photographs. And I’m definitely saving this information when we finally make the dream trip!

  • Reply Tasha 16 January 2015 at 1:23 AM

    Ashlae! Mesmerising! You’re images are stunning. What program/s do you use to edit? And was this with your usual lens?!


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  • Reply Katie 16 January 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Beautiful photography, congratulations. Am enjoying the way you’re diversifying your blog with travel stories and keeping it personal. In australia we’d call it (insert broad accent) ‘spinning a good yarn’ -telling a good one, keeping the audience engaged with humour and drama. Heres to 2015…

  • Reply Janet 16 January 2015 at 5:00 AM

    I will probably never get to Iceland so thank you for sharing the beauty there. That cottage and the horses, my dream location!! Pinned :)

  • Reply debbie 16 January 2015 at 6:02 AM

    Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I wish Iceland were not so far from us. From what you have written I just want to go there NOW! Wonderful post…..

  • Reply The Vegan Cookie Fairy 16 January 2015 at 6:12 AM

    Iceland had always sounded like a really interesting place to me. Then I saw the photos of your first trip, which were amazing, then The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in which the scenery blew me away, and now this… I think I’m going to have a chat with the mister about going to Iceland. It sounds exactly like my type of holiday (I like quiet and peace and please no effing tourists). So THANK YOU for this post! :)

  • Reply Jessie Snyder | Faring Well 16 January 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Oh my goodness Ashlae this whole post just blows me away. I’ve wanted to travel there for so long. Absolutely mind blowingly gorgeous.

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  • Reply Keara McGraw 16 January 2015 at 3:23 PM

    So blown away by this. Iceland has long been on my list of “I wishes” and your guide(s) could not be more helpful. Stunning photography. Swooning / scheming / saving my booze pennies after reading this post.

  • Reply Ines 16 January 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Hi Ashlae, your photos are absolutely amazing and so, so beautiful and your report is great as well!
    I hope one day I will make it to Iceland as well =)

  • Reply genevieve @ gratitude & greens 16 January 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Your photos are insanely gorgeous and oh my goodness, THOSE PONIES. And all the cafés. One of my friends went WWOOFing in Iceland and has gushed about it since… I need to go!!!!

  • Reply Dagný Björg • Feel Inspired Blog 17 January 2015 at 4:25 AM

    AMAZING captures of my beautiful iceland!

  • Reply Carol 17 January 2015 at 4:39 AM

    Amazing photos!

  • Reply Hannah Kroezer 17 January 2015 at 6:33 AM

    You, my dear, lead a fabulous life. These images are beautiful and inspiring. Iceland just got moved up on my list of places I need to visit asap.

  • Reply Janneke | Brom & Co. 17 January 2015 at 9:25 AM

    What a great post! I’m saving it. Iceland is the one place I’m dying to go. <3

  • Reply Sherrie | With Food + Love 17 January 2015 at 11:02 AM

    This is such an inspirational and beautiful post. I’ve never felt a connection to Iceland or traveling there, but I think you may have single-handedly changed that.

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  • Reply jaime : the briny 18 January 2015 at 9:19 AM

    i love your style of documenting via photo. it’s gorgeous and sharp and vibrant and artful and still so honest. your angles! i find your photography absolutely captivating and thrilling, whether i’m looking at those ridiculously adorable horses or a cake. thank you for sharing!, ashlae!

  • Reply Alice 18 January 2015 at 1:20 PM

    I definitely want to go to Iceland one day, but these pictures make me want to go NOW. They’re absolutely beautiful!

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  • Reply kristie {birch and wild} 18 January 2015 at 9:19 PM

    This just cemented my desire to goo to Iceland. These photos are just stunning! I want to go just so I can pet the Icelandic horses (that look like ponies)!

  • Reply Kathryn 19 January 2015 at 2:34 AM

    If I didn’t want to go to Iceland already, I think your pictures of those ponies (ponies!!) would have won me over totally…

  • Reply Bec 19 January 2015 at 3:50 AM

    Oh my gosh these photos.. I have no words. I so want to visit this magical place.

  • Reply Melissa @ Treats With a Twist 19 January 2015 at 9:33 AM

    I want to travel WITH you. You’re so adventurous and you see all that you need to see and eat all that you need to eat…I tend to panic the entire time I’m visiting someplace then have my clarity moments after I’m home and its too late. Boo. I’m going WITH you next time. Mmmkay?

  • Reply Maja 19 January 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Perfect timing lady! I am planning a trip there for April, and this could NOT have come at a better time.
    Thank YOU!!!!!! xx

  • Reply Mariela 19 January 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Ashlae your photographs are absolutely stunning.

  • Reply Christine // my natural kitchen 20 January 2015 at 11:41 AM

    I really love reading your travels posts – you pack so many gorgeous pictures and useful tips, and I can’t wait to revisit this when we plan our trip to Iceland (hopefully next year!)

  • Reply Lisa B 21 January 2015 at 4:59 AM

    I feel the same way!! I went to Iceland in 2010 with my husband for our honeymoon and it’s the only place I could revisit over and over again! Especially when hearing about your trip & seeing the pictures. And we felt the same way that if we ever went back, we would rent a house and see the rest of the country! I miss the horses (and sheep..I guess it was to cold) and there’s something about the look of the country whether in darkness or light!

  • Reply Kasey 21 January 2015 at 5:52 PM

    This is freaking incredible. I’m bookmarking, and want to go there immediately.

  • Reply Jodi 22 January 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Hey girl …. I am just getting caught up on your blog and travels … and WOW. So amazing. These pictures are so ridiculously gorgeous I want to (first) punch my computer screen (then) immediately book a trip to Iceland. You inspire me to want to travel to places I never would have ever considered. Hope you’re having an amazing time. xxx

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  • Reply Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) 23 January 2015 at 10:48 AM

    AH! We went to Iceland this summer and I am so bummed that we didn’t plan for more time! The country was so breathtaking and I am itching to go back and explore. Although, I did have a hard time finding vegetarian food anytime we went outside Reykjavík. I am torn between wanting to go back and try and catch northern lights or do the summer thing again. Being outside at 1AM when it’s light outside is so cool and trippy!

  • Reply Linzie 26 January 2015 at 8:51 AM

    LOVE this post!! My boyfriend and I have Iceland on our list of travels and it’s been a top priority (along with Scandinavia) outside of traveling Canada (where I am from) and the U.S. I’m so glad you went in depth with this and touched on what you ate as well. This will be super helpful when we plan.

    The photos are gorgeous.

    Thanks! :)

  • Reply Emma Galloway 26 January 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Oh how did I miss this? Your photos are absolutely stunning Ashlae! How I wish we could be somewhere cold right now, instead of melting into my seat in 40C temps! I never thought I wanted to go to Iceland until I saw your photos on IG. Now it’s on the dream travel list xx

  • Reply Sophie 28 January 2015 at 3:35 PM

    wow!! these photos are literally stunning!! looks more beautiful than i had imagined…

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  • Reply ARTICORE 30 January 2015 at 9:19 AM

    I went a few years ago and I NEED TO GO BACK.
    It looks amazing with snow.

  • Reply Cecily @ Burnt Butter Bakery 31 January 2015 at 2:36 AM

    What absolutely stunning photography. You’ve made my yearning for Iceland almost unbearably strong!

  • Reply Dee 2 February 2015 at 12:47 PM

    Love these pictures! Def. on my list.

  • Reply Emily 4 February 2015 at 4:19 PM

    I’m heading to Iceland next week– thanks for your awesome post! Can you tell me what camera/lens you used?

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  • Reply Susan 28 February 2015 at 9:40 AM

    We’re American expats living in Ireland. (Back home we’re your neighbors in New Mexico). We are booked for Iceland in a couple of weeks. A friend of mine from CA just sent me your blog and this is perfect in planning our trip. Love it. Thank you.

  • Reply Gina F 8 March 2015 at 12:40 PM

    Well, thanks for taking me to Iceland! Stunning pics! And love your story telling!…gina F

  • Reply Courtney 30 March 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Thanks so much for this! Iceland has been my #1 travel wish for a looooong time, but i often got discouraged by food choices there! As a vegetarian i found this post very helpful and encouraging to keep dreaming of Iceland and someday, maybe, actually visiting!

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  • Reply Lizzie 27 January 2016 at 3:21 PM

    I just booked my plane tickets to Iceland a few weeks ago and was scouring the Internet for info about the best places to go when I found your post. Thanks very much for sharing this! Those are some beautiful photos (that are making me even more excited!!) and the itinerary is very helpful :))

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  • Reply Clem @ the vegan cookie fairy 27 June 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Ashlae, I’m so excited because I’ve just booked my flights to Iceland!!! I’ve been dreaming about this for years and I’m finally getting to do it! Thanks for inspiring me to go :)

  • Reply Karen Spotts 14 January 2017 at 6:18 PM

    Very nice! My daughter, Meg, follows your blog. I’d like to, as well. Hoping to plan a trip to meet Meg in Iceland this summer.

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