Welcome to the 7th edition of Travel Chats!
Travel Chats is a monthly interview series where I invite fellow female travelers and bloggers to share their latest adventures.
The goal is to inspire you to discover new destinations and get to know our contributors through their stories. The best part? They share their practical tips & advice (the good stuff you won’t find in a guidebook) to help you plan your trip.
In this interview, Mayuri shares the highlights of her 3-day trip in Iceland – you’ll be surprised to see how much you can actually see in such a short period of time!
Travel Chats: How To See Iceland in 3 Days
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am Mayuri. An Indian expat, now calling Canada my home. I work full time, but traveling has my heart forever. Together with my husband, Salil – we take the opportunity to travel as much as we can and we share our adventures at To Some Place New.
How would you describe your travel style?
We are a history and culture lover traveler! We LOVE cities and everywhere we go we try to learn about the city’s past and their unique culture.
Tell us about your trip to Iceland and why you wanted to visit
This was our first time in Iceland and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We flew to Reykjavik Iceland from Canada. On our first day of arrival, we explored the pretty streets of Downtown Reykjavik and also checked off some of the iconic landmarks of the country like the Hallgrímskirkja church and the Tjornn. The same night we also opted for a Northern Lights tour. For the next 2 days, we ventured outside of the capital city of Iceland and explored the Golden Circle and the marvellous waterfalls (Gulfoss and Seljalandsfoss), glacier and drove all the way to Vik – the southernmost tip of Iceland and walked the black sand beaches of Rejnisfyara.
What was the most memorable moment of your trip?
Enjoying a warm dip at the Secret Lagoon, while it was snowing was an amazing feeling!
What resources proved most helpful when planning this trip?
What advice would you give to someone thinking of doing a similar trip?
Do your research. Iceland food was expensive but worth it. So research and save your list of favorite (and budget) eats and restaurants. We used food tours and also opted for 1-2 traditional Icelandic items to experience, yet keep costs low. Alternatively, groceries can also help in keeping food budget under control.
Don’t be afraid to take tours in Iceland in winters. Especially if you are not used to standard driving or icy roads, don’t shy away from guided tours – we used them and had a blast.
What’s your next adventure?
Our next mega adventure is to Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Switzerland in September.
Follow along on Mayuri’s adventures
Special thanks to Mayuri for sharing her experience!
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