My Iceland adventure got off to a good start when I headed straight from the airport to the Blue Lagoon - a unique spa featuring a huge outdoor lagoon filled with geothermal hot water and natural active ingredients that have become internationally known for providing the visitor with an unforgettable experience.
From there I headed straight to Hótel Rangá in the south, about a 2 hour drive.
Midgard is as isolated as it gets, only accessible by Super jeep during the winter time. The cabin where I stayed at was located in the central highlands of Iceland, far away from any light pollution. This was the absolute best place to view the Northern lights. I spent my 2nd and 3rd nights in Midgard, completely detached from civilization. The hut had been the haven of a local family for decades. Warmed up by a crackling fireplace, the accommodation was the typical Icelandic hut style – two bedrooms with twin beds and two lofts. I spent my days discovering the nearby areas by Super jeep and snowmobiles; there is plenty to see with two glaciers and the Tindfjöll mountain range nearby. At night, in between barbecue and story-telling, I awaited the Northern lights to show their majestic dance across the sky.
On the fourth day I took a detour to visit the astonishing Landmannalaugar, a natural treasure hidden in the centre of Iceland’s mountainous highlands. In winter, Landmannalaugar is an extraordinary adventure open to only a few. It is known for its colourful landscapes and amazing geothermal activity during summertime. However, in winter, the region regains its calm and serenity and this landscape of ravines and canyons becomes even more memorable with steam clouds rising from the snow-clad hills.
On my last day, I went to the capital city of Reykjavik in the late morning. I spent the whole afternoon exploring the city centre and popped into many little cafés, galleries and museums the centre had to offer.