The final blog postings about my trip to Iceland are complete and now it’s time to review. In this posting, I’ll talk about the arrival and departure process, and the attractions we visited. I’ll preface this by saying, on this trip I was accompanied by Debbie and Bill and while I’m not speaking for them, we all agree, overall this was an excellent trip.
Iceland is an island located between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Its location being just outside the Arctic Circle and close proximity to the Gulf Stream keep summer temperatures cool.
A couple of things worth noting are that most Icelanders, 90%+ speak English fluently, and they are largely a cashless society; they would much rather be paid with a credit or debt card. If you’re a cash spender while on vacation, get Iceland Korna.
The landscape ranges from sand and lava fields to mountains and glaciers with many of the glacier rivers flowing directly in the North Atlantic. As we drove from one location to another, it was astounding how fast the landscape went from lava rock to green pastureland, and from coastal flats to snow covered mountaintops.
The weather was great for us, but many of the locals commented it was already ‘hot’; average temperatures ranged from about 45⁰ to around 50⁰ Fahrenheit.
A final note before getting into my review. At the end of the review you'll find links to videos containing aerial drone videos provided by Bill of Yellow Bird Aerials and still photos taken as we invite you to "Travel Thru My Eyes".