When I asked Eric what he really wanted to do in Iceland, he said "walk on a glacier." A little research and a short flight later, Eric and I were spending a Sunday on an Extreme Adventures Iceland Top 10 Tour. I had planned on doing a no tour trip but you can't walk on a glacier without some guidance, so off we went! I personally have mixed feelings about tours, but I would actually recommend
The Top 10 tour begins with the typical sites of the Golden Circle that most visitors to Iceland see. The first is a stop at Thingvellir National Park. I had no idea what to expect here but it was beautiful. It was also the site of the first Parliament in Europe (in the year 930). It was here that Iceland became a Christian nation in the year 1000. A place that is beautiful and has interesting history is worth a visit, plus it's only about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik.
I think I could travel my whole life and still be amazed at the crazy different landscape, cultures, languages, all that this world has to offer. I mean sure, Iceland has a little hint of Ireland, or the Scottish highlands and maybe even New Zealand, but in the end it's really a unique place with words that cannot be pronounced and landscape that cannot be described.
Tomorrow I will tell you about our visit to a glacier, the highlight of our Icelandic Adventure!