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Spring Break!

I asked the girls which tropical destination they wanted to go to and they said none. Long story short we all settled on Iceland, it wasn't tropical and was on my list of places I really wanted to visit. Iceland seems to be the new "hot" place to go.

I was a little apprehensive about going to Iceland in the spring as it woiuld still be pretty cold. Well, it was. temps in mid-April were in the mid 30's during the day dropping down below freezing over night. We were lucky with a fair amount of clear skies but it also depends where you are. Reykjavik was often overcast but an hour away would be clear.

This time of year the days are already pretty long with it still being fairly light out until about 10pm. It didn't get really dark until close to midnight. That means we had pretty good chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights.

We flew Iceland Air direct from Chicago which takes about 6 hours. Iceland is on GMT/London time so there's that too.


Reykjavik and nearby

Reykjavik and nearby
Info about getting to and then around Reykjavik. Info about the key sites in the town plus some general stuff that didn't fit in elsewhere.
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Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon
The most famous site in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon.
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Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding
Jasmine loves horseback riding and she REALLY wanted to see the famous Icelandic horses.
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Gullfoss and Geysir

Gullfoss and Geysir
Our portion of the Golden Circle, Gullfoss and Geysir with a quick stop to Kerio
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Snorkeling Silfra Fissure

Snorkeling Silfra Fissure
Snorkeling in water barely above freezing? Why not when it's in a crack caused by the contentents separating
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Caving at Leiðarendi cave

Caving at Leiðarendi cave
Part of the Black and Blue tour is a visit to a lava tube cave.
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Hveragerdi Hot Spring River Trail

Hveragerdi Hot Spring River Trail
Our first real hike was the hike along the Hot River to see the hot springs where you can bathe in
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Great Iceland Road Trip - Day 1

Great Iceland Road Trip - Day 1
We wanted to see many of the other sites that were not a day-trip from Reykjavik but didn't want to do the full circle
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Great Iceland Road Trip - Day 2

Great Iceland Road Trip - Day 2
It was a long trip so we spent the night in Hofn then drove back and hit all the spots we missed Day 1
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Around Iceland

Around Iceland
Unsorted pictures from Iceland
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