Me, Reykjavik, and the Lights: Flights with Feeling Featuring Natasha Boler
Iceland was my first solo trip! My main objective was to see the Northern Lights. I heard experiencing them was hit or miss so I booked my tour to take place early on the trip in case I needed to book again. During the flight over I was being awakened from my typical airplane slumber by lots of talking over the speakers followed by all the lights going out. I finally put it all together, looked out the window, and there it was in all its glory, the Aurora Borealis!! I hadn't even landed in Iceland and I was witnessing my reason for going. I got chills, then shed a few tears, and instantly felt reassured about my decision to take my adventure!
The best of the city
Where to stray: I stayed in the city and it was nice. My hotel was more like an apartment. Walking distance to most of the notable sights and my tours picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel.
Where to eat: I tried rotten shark which is a local dish Iceland is known for. I had some lamb stew that was simply amazing! Lots of meat and dairy-based dishes, I'm not sure how surviving as a vegan will go over.
What to do: Super Jeep for tours! Definitely check out the Blue Lagoon and see the Northern Lights if you can.
My recommendations on the city? Being left fascinated with it, I would give it a 5 out of 5 for solo trips, one point less for baecations, a solid 3 for girls trips, and definitely would agree that the city just is not the best option for a family trip - with a 2 out of 5.