I’m usually somewhat ready to go home after a big trip and get back into a routine. After a long weekend in Iceland, I didn’t feel that way this time at all. Probably because I knew there was still so much to do and see, but we just didn’t have time for it all. The ENTIRE island of Iceland is as big as the state of Kentucky. And yet, it’s unbelievable how much there is to do and see there. I could have spent weeks there!
We woke up Sunday morning to this INCREDIBLE breakfast on the table from our sweet Airbnb hosts. Nearly everything they served us was directly from their farm, and all of the meats and vegetables were SO fresh. They served smoked lamb and smoked trout, which were the highlights for me. Oh, and bread and cheese – how can you go wrong?! Also, this was the view I woke up to this morning!
Black Sand Beach Horseback Riding
As our last adventure of the trip, we booked a horseback riding tour through Vik Horse Adventures. I wanted to spend more time on the black sand beaches because they were just so amazing, and I figured what better way than on an Icelandic horse?! Also, can I just say how CUTE Icelandic horses are? They have these really long bangs and they’re just adorable.
This tour left from downtown Vik and lasted for about 50 minutes. Our guides were two women from Germany and they really made the experience! They were there on a three-month vacation from work at home in Germany, and I couldn't help but think how lucky European countries are since they have so many opportunities to travel and so many paid vacation days. I wish America would step up its game in that sense.
Drive to Airport
The drive back to the airport was about three hours from Vik, and I was so happy to have three more hours to soak in all of the views I’ve raved about in all these posts. We played music, chatted, and pointed out every single cool thing we saw to each other. I cannot stress this enough: GET TO THE AIRPORT EARLY. I swear, lines just do not exist at this airport. Things were SO scattered and all over the place, everything was overcrowded, and there were just huge piles of people everywhere. For reference, we got to the airport three hours early and still only made it to our gate with 25 minutes to spare.
I really hope you found this series helpful – from the tips and tricks to the itineraries! If you have ANY questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out and I’m happy to answer anything! If you go to Iceland and do any of these things, please also let me know! I love reminiscing on experiences like these.