When my Grandmother showed me, that there’ll be a direct flight from the nearest airport where we live to Iceland, I was extremely excited! From “door-to-door”, from Friedrichshafen to Keflavik it’ll take only 5,5h to my favorite island! And I was even more excited, when Germania sent me on a trip to Iceland to discover the Westfjords!
After work on Tuesday, I packed my stuff and my fiancé (who sadly couldn’t come with me…) drove me to the airport, only a half an hour drive away and wooooooooops – 4h later I landed save in Keflavik, took the Flybus to Reykjavik, checked in at KEX and went to bed.
The next morning Happy Campers picked me up and drove me to their office, where I got a super nice camper van! I drove straight to the Westfjords and the first stop was Drangsnes – where three nice hot tubs, next to the ocean waited for me! After that I took a lovely German girl, who was hitchhiking through Iceland, with me in the camper van and we drove to the next hot tub – which I discovered via Instagram. I guess we kinda spent a couple of hours there – the temperature was just perfect!
My next stop on the next day was Isafjördur where I jumped (really jumped – I was super late!) on a boot which took me to Hornstrandir – the very north of Iceland and is considered one of the most remote places in Europe. I was in such a rush that I even forgot to take my water bottle with me. But hey – there’re some nice rivers where you can drink from. We hiked the “King & Queen of Cliffs” tour, which I can highly recommend! Pure nature and puffins! What do you need more?
After this nice day-trip I drove a little bit further to the Dyansin waterfall, a great spot to spent the night. Sadly the good weather was over the next day, but I’m ok with that – Iceland is a lot more mystic if it’s cloudy and I like that. So my goal was to go to a place I wanted to go for a really long time now. The “Samúel Jónsson’s Art Museum“. It’s on the end of a very rough dirt road, but totally worth it. I did a short stop in Bíldudal and visited the “Sea Monster Museum” – go there! So awesome, but if you’re a girl, traveling alone, it can also be a little bit spooky. Anyway, I finally made it to the artist house and spent some time there. In the rain. 😉
I spent my last day in Reykjavik and went to my favorite places, first stop was the flea market where I bought some nice shoes and the walked over to one of my favorite buildings on earth – Harpa. I visited their Expo pavillion. After dinner with my lovely friend, I took the Flybus back to the airport and slept like a baby on my flight back with Germania.
By the way Germania is flying to 12 more destinations from Friedrichshafen – including Kos and Rhodos (really wanna go there one day), Kreta (I can really recommend flying to Heraklion and taking a rental car to Matala – best little town to relax and eat good food) and also Palma de Mallorca! So Reykjavik is probably the “coldest” destination among the other 12, but my favorite one! Plus, if you’re lucky all those flights are under 100Euro!