Just another girl trying to find her place . . . all over the world.

Planning Iceland


Starting From:
Toronto, ON     Airport: YYZ

Flying to:
Reykjavik, Iceland

So this is going to be my first stop around the world. I am doing extensive research in what to do, weather conditions, prices and currency, places to stay, and how to get around.

Since I’m going in the winter, most tourist attractions will be closed due to high-season not starting until July. Fortunately the things I want to do will still be available.

While I’m in Iceland I only want to accomplish a few things including hiking a glacier, seeing the northern lights, touring the Golden Circle, and going to the Blue Lagoon. Since it is only one small stop on my trip, I don’t want to spend a lot of money here. I want to save for the countries with a higher cost of living. I’ll be taking public transit when getting around Reykjavik but I might rent a car for a day or go places with tours depending on what’s cheaper.

I don’t know anyone from Iceland so I’ll be using CouchSurfing to find someone I can stay with or I will be staying at a hostel. Once I make money and plan what’s coming next I’ll post my “schedule”. I but schedule in quotations because nothing I’m doing is going to be set in stone. I know things will come up but I will probably have my first few weeks planned just so my family knows what I’m doing and has time to get comfortable with me traveling alone.

If you know anything to do in Iceland let me know! I’m very interested!


Author: Nicole Rae

20 year old girl who went cross-country to university only to wind up hating it, came back home to rediscover her love for books.

6 thoughts on “Planning Iceland

  1. There is so much to do over there! But I’ll limit my suggestions 🙂
    Jökulsárlón (a beautiful glacier lake); Skógafoss (one of many waterfalls in Iceland); The black beach in Vík… I’ve only seen these in summer, but I think they are just as beautifull covered in snow 🙂 Check out my Iceland bucket list for more ideas 😉

  2. had recently posted quite a bit about iceland. I’m not sure if you’re reading other travel bloggers, but they help ALOT. Some of my favorites are: adventurouskate, nomadicmatt, the everywhereist, sixpenny globe, never ending footsteps, and girl unmapped 🙂

  3. Thanks for liking my latest post, which led me to your blog! I love your spirit, your gumption, your bucket list and everything you’re planning. You go girl! I especially love this post, since my own blog is all about preparing for my trek in Iceland. Here’s a good blog for you to follow: Also, I see you’re a Couchsurfing fan; I learned about that from an Aussie girlfriend, who went across Canada that way. So you’re on to something good.

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