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A Surprisingly Not-so-Icy Trip to Iceland

Hey everyone – I know that I’ve been a bit slower on updating the blog recently. With all my recent travels around Europe and exams/paper deadlines fast approaching, my brain has been a bit flustered. I promise to do a better job updating the blog for the next few months and can’t wait to tell you more about my semester in London.

Now… on to the coolest trip that I have ever taken in my life and one of the most beautiful landscapes that I’ve ever seen: Iceland.

My friends Jaylia and Austin (also Study Abroad students from the USA) joined me on an incredible 5-day adventure through Iceland. It all started with a flash sale for $90 round trip tickets, which we thought were too incredible to pass on. So, after a few Facebook messages back and forth… we bought the tickets, booked a rental car, and packed our bags for the trip.

One of the most interesting aspects of our trip was that my friends and I rented a car (which is almost essential to a successful trip in Iceland)… but not just any car, a camper. Since Iceland is such an expensive country (for example, $15 for a subway sandwich, $7 for a gallon of gas, or upwards of $40 a night for a hostel), we decided that this was an incredible way to freely and independently explore the island while also budgeting ourselves.

But – boy oh boy was Iceland beautiful. We saw waterfalls, geysers, natural hot springs, beautiful local horses, caves, black sand beaches, volcanoes, and more.¬†And this post wouldn’t be appropriate without sharing my favorite photo with you…