The Golden Circle is a well-known destination in Iceland, and it’s easy to see why. The Golden Circle is part of a road loop that can be seen in a day from Reykjavik and hits some of Iceland’s most famous landmarks.
Almost every post I read about going to Iceland told of the perils of “how expensive” it was. Nearly every comment I got when I came back included How expensive was it? How much did you spend? It was constant, so it inspired me to write this post: How much I actually spent in Iceland and what was my Iceland budget.
Is the best way to see Iceland through a campervan – a home on wheels? Absolutely.
There are many ways to explore Iceland. You can stay in a hotel and explore the Arctic island through tours, hit up hostels and make plans with the new friends you find there, or depend on the generosity of strangers by hitchhiking and everything in between.
My trip to Iceland took me to some incredible places, like diving at Silfra, picking up glaciers, through stunning landscapes. One of the best memories I will keep from this trip is horseback riding in Iceland.
We stood as a group silently on the beach, which was black as coal. The wind whipped my hair across my face. My horse – whose name roughly translates to Grey was ready to let loose. And staring at the open landscape around me, I was too.