I recently had the opportunity to travel to Iceland in hopes of catching the Northern Lights. We traveled with CIE Tours for 5 days and did some independent exploring.
Our tour started out in Reykjavik where Maria, our Icelandic born tour guide, told us about the history, geography, and folklore of Iceland. CIE Tours covers everything from some meals, lodging, transportation, and entrance into some very hard to get reservations.
We spent time in the capital city Reykjavik, toured the sites of the Golden Circle and went to the Blue Lagoon. Iceland is filled with scenery that is otherworldly. Touring the Golden Circle, you will see plenty of waterfalls, lava fields, hot springs, glaciers, and those cute Icelandic horses.
Icelandic food can be unique and delicious. On tour we stopped at a family-owned tomato farm that produces 40% of all of Iceland’s tomatoes. Iceland is also well known for hotdogs, made with lamb called Pylsur. Be sure to try one!
We traveled on a direct flight out of Newark. Most Icelanders speak English, but it’s always a good idea to learn a few local phrases wherever you are traveling to. Iceland is a cashless society so there is no need to have any cash with you, even in the smallest cafes in the middle of nowhere.
I truly felt I was on the edge of the world, but luckily on the second last night of our trip we had the chance to see the Northern Lights in all their glory. It truly is an amazing experience to see firsthand and now I can proudly cross it off my bucket list. Contact [email protected] or 484-560-0833 to book a trip to Iceland so you too can cross it off your bucket list.