This was our first trip with Nordic Visitor and it was indeed a wonderful experience. After arriving at the Keflavík International Airport, a driver dropped us to our hotel. Once in Reykjavik a walk down the street of Laugavegur and a meal at one of the city’s best restaurants gives a feel of the city. The stays arranged by the company were exotic, each different from the other. Some overlooked lakes and some open farms, some were close to the harbor while some faced golf courses. One needs to carry waterproof clothes and several layers as the weather in Iceland is unpredictable. In the month of September, it could be sunny one moment and cloudy the other. Temperatures could go under zero degree and it could rain non-stop on some days. The drive is on the right side of the roads and the steering wheel is on the left. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) is the best for these roads as the terrain keeps changing. It is tough to remember the names of all the places at the end of the trip. Iceland is an expensive country and you must carry some Icelandic Kronas though debit and credit cards work at most places.
Day 1: After a comfortable night’s rest we were picked up at the hotel by our agent who took us to a car rental agency from where we picked up our car after limited paper work. The day starts with a stop at UNESCO’s world heritage site Þingvellir National Park. Snorkelling at the Silfra ravine is an out-of-the-world experience as it is one of the most beautiful underwater sites. Next on the route is the Geysir geothermal area and the last stop is at the Gulfoss waterfall. Photographs clicked here can be your wallpaper for a lifetime.