Updated: Feb 10
My first trip to Iceland was a 15-day tour of the Ring Road arranged by Guide to Iceland in December of 2018. This is part 1 of a four-part series.
The 15-day package features a tour of Iceland's accessible attractions while circumnavigating the Ring Road, with added stops at the Blue Lagoon and Snæfellnes Peninsula. This blog covers the first four days of our planned tour. Don't worry about sticking to the itinerary. There is way more to see and do than can be done in one trip.
We arrived at Keflavík International Airport and picked up our all-wheel-drive SUV with spiked tires, a must on the ice roads, and headed for Reykjavík.
On the way, we stopped at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure-colored water, and luxurious treatments. It also has a great restaurant. This luxurious resort has geothermal pools of aquamarine water, saunas, steam rooms, and therapy treatments. All guests are welcome to put on masks of silica mud, said to bear healing properties. It is located in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere. Not a bad way to shake off a flight.