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Icelandic Road Trip Diaries | Northern Ireland

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After spending a night in Akureyri, we continued our drive further west to explore more of the north. On our way out of the city, we couldn't help but stop by a little, orange lighthouse in the neighboring town of Svalbarðseyri. We all scrambled up to the top of the lighthouse like a group of maniacs because at that point we were just so used to climbing everything we saw in Iceland that it just became second nature to want to conquer this little guy too. But it didn't come close to the next time we climbed...Goðafoss.

LIKE, JUST LOOK AT IT. If anything in this world was to be my home boy, Goðafoss would absolutely be my home boy. You were able to climb all over the rocks along the side of the waterfall, as long as you were willing to jump over random streams of water to get to the edge. Just sitting on the rocks and listening to the roar of the water crashing, nothing could really beat the peacefulness of it all. The enormity of it all. Imagine living close enough to just stop by for a quick nap or just to read a book.

To wrap up our relaxing day, we stopped by the Mývatn nature baths, which is right around the corner from Lake Mývatn, which was created by a large lava eruption over two thousand years ago. In my opinion, this was incredibly more enjoyable than the Blue Lagoon (which we went to our last day) since it was smaller, less crowded, and less congested with tourists. Also, talk about that view from the springs. Swoon. We stayed in way too long and ended up looking like raisins from head-to-toe.


  1. That lighthouse is so quirky and cute! An orange lighthouse? Yes, please! Now you got me hooked on Lake Mývatn too. It looks way more secluded and close to nature.

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  2. wooahh.. that one picture of you overlooking that majestic body of rock and water.. THAT'S JUST SO STUNNING!!!

    breath taking post as always! I'm probably going to say this in all your icelandic posts, hahaha!

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  3. This is just gorgeous !*love* it all as the messages, the pictures and the quality of the writing. Thanks !


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