Rolling by the sea is the highlight of the holiday season for some. He will bring home sand perhaps even between halves, a few extra kilos from the hotel’s all-inclusive diet and the memory of the resort, behind which there is only a remote desert. For some time now, this type of vacation doesn’t really appeal to me that much. When I go somewhere, I need to bring experiences. Memories that will resonate in me for a few more years and will be even stronger if I create them with what I love.
For a start, it would be enough, I think it’s time for me to write down what all left a really deep impression on me and what I would like to tell our children maybe 🙂
Apparently you can even go out of Reykjavík for whale watching. But if you are going on a circuit, do not hesitate and stop in the fjord, where there is Husavík, Akureyri, etc. There is an inexhaustible number of sightseeing cruises, but I must say quite objectively that we chose the best!
Arctic Sea Tours v Dalvíku
What did we like about this company and why wouldn’t we change?
we made the reservation very easily over the internet, paid for and arrived at the office just with the name of the payer
cruises are at least two a day (in the season and three) – we did not catch up in the morning and chose a cruise to one, which turned out to be the best fighter – there were 60 people on the morning’s brother, 9 went on the ship in the afternoon (no, she didn’t I, a whole NINE)
the voyage lasted three hours, we learned a lot, about halfway through we got cocoa and a cinnamon snail as a refreshment directly from the captain of the ship 🙂
on the way back we had the opportunity to fish – 15 minutes with a rod probably in some current, because we caught an incredible amount of fish
after returning to the base, they prepared the fish for us on the grill and we also got the staff with us, because we caught a lot of fish (and we prepared them in the evening in the camp, where we earned more than one question, WHERE did we take the fish)
the whole parade cost 9,900 ISK, which is approximately 2,000 crowns
The first part is a bit lifeless, you have to get across the strait beyond the island, but we wasted time observing the huge number of jellyfish that were in the ocean. Beyond the island, we began training our eyes and saw the first whale geysers.
We saw about 20 whales together, and we observed some groups several times. Once we got to a group of whales (more precisely humpback whales) really close, they sailed next to the ship and in front of it and it was an incredibly wonderful and lifelong experience, believe me. Seeing these giants in their natural habitat rippling so lazily on the surface is really something.
If you think that’s a lot of money, seals and puffins are two more interesting wildlife in Iceland that you may observe for free. Seals are mostly found on the north coast; they are curious and will approach you to watch you. If you are not too noisy, you can watch them for quite some time. Others are frolicking in the shallows, seemingly uninterested in tourists. We did not spot puffins because they depart Iceland in mid-September, but there are highlighted places on the maps where they go.
One of the main reasons why we went to Iceland at the turn of September and October was the aurora borealis. We all longed to see her flicker across the sky.
The boys watched the applications, we begged the sky to wise and the clouds would break, because we definitely didn’t want to leave without seeing the aurora.
Luck finally smiled at us for two consecutive days. The first time we saw Aurora at Lake Mývatn, the second time at Grettislaug.
The title doesn’t say much… But for me, time on the coast and watching the ocean was really a balm for the soul. And to face such a vast force of nature, that’s really something.
Probably the biggest waves we experienced were south of the plane wreck and Black Sand Beach. There is simply nothing in the way of the ocean, so it will reach the coast in full show.
The three-meter waves that rolled on the shore, the noise that no words could be heard, the wind that brought us a salty spray… It all created an absolutely unreal atmosphere, which I sucked in with every pore of my body. Even today, I can vividly remember the sound of the surf, and the strange feeling around my stomach reappears when I realize how small we are against nature.
Go listen to the ocean and recharge your batteries with the power of nature, which is served to you on a golden platter
I know a very general concept. But it’s not about where you go. Just run.
There are a lot of tourist attractions along the roads, but the right raw Iceland will just breathe on you when you deviate from those main points.
There are countless places worth hiking for a few hours – unfortunately we had a lot of ugly mountains in the Rainbow Mountains, so we gave up the planned hike there, in the end we decided to conquer the highest waterfall in Iceland – Glymur.
In my opinion, it is quite a simple trek, which you can go either up and down the same route or with less wading as a circular route. We chose variant two as part of the larger adrenaline 🙂 In total, this walk with a perch, photo shoot and wading will take you about 4 hours.
All the time you move at the top of the valley through which the river Botnsá flows, where you will find this 200m high monster. When it comes around and around, you never see the whole waterfall, unless you really lean a lot and you better not risk it. Even so, the view is worth it, isn’t it? 🙂
If you think I haven’t come up with anything else, you’re wrong. Iceland is an experience as a whole. You have to find your way to it, because it’s rough, raw, maybe a little scary, but after a while you will find that it is a miraculous place full of energy, unreal natural phenomena and places that will impress you tremendously. I already understand the people who return to Iceland every year.