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'If I could be anywhere right now' - Unforgettable Iceland

Dawn Rawlings

Friday, 05 June 2020

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If I could be anywhere right now it would be Iceland. It has become a bit of a running joke in our office how much I love Iceland – I regularly give presentations on it. I encourage anyone that merely mentions the place that they must visit. Even the wall next to my desk is adorned with maps and posters of the island. I am unashamedly head-over-heels in love with the place and have been ever since my first work trip, back in 2013.

Right now, I would love to be walking across the striking black sand beaches at Vik, or gazing upon one of the waterfalls on the south coast, or relaxing in a café in the cool, urban centre of Reykjavik. I want to be chatting with the friendly Icelanders; taking in their Viking history, or standing in a remote lava field gazing up at the Northern Lights.

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During my first visit there we drove around the island - the whole place just astonished me. It is the natural beauty of Iceland that truly captured my heart – the bright azure of the blue lagoon, the towering mountains, and moss-topped lava fields. When I think of Iceland I recall the unforgettable scenery, as well as the ever-changing weather! On one day of our trip, we drove for two hours, we left in a snowstorm and arrived under a bright sun in a clear sky. I’ve yet to have a trip where my trusty yellow raincoat gets as much use as my sunglasses.

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My second visit to Iceland was on my honeymoon (really, where else could I choose?) and my husband now loves it as much as I do. It might not be a place that immediately screams honeymoon destination, but it comes with our highest recommendation. Our itinerary was rich and unforgettable: together we did a food tour, went horse riding, snorkelled at Thingvellir, trekked past waterfalls, and spent a day soaking at the magical Blue Lagoon. It is truly the most wonderful island!

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