The Iceland Adventure: Day One, Travelling from Tarmac to the Tundra
Welcome to the start of the Iceland Adventure series, day one!
Flying over Iceland for the first time was a truly serene experience, the clouds above us
and the snow beneath us collided to create a crisp white landscape, unlike anything I have experienced. Even from this high altitude it was evident that Iceland was a peaceful and calming place to be.
The airline our group flew with; WOW airlines, provided a very comfortable three hour flight with no hold ups on either end, all in all a very easy and stress
Booking flights around 6 months in advance can currently range from around £142- £211. This is from Gatwick to Keflavik airport (which is the only airport in Iceland). If you are someone who likes to book flights spontaneously, booking flights that are a week away from when you are booking them, can often range between around £600-£800 so it is definitely advised to book well in advance!
The airport is around a 45 minute drive away from the capital of Reykjavik, the express bus to the city is likely to be the cheapest method of transport but there is not a great deal of difference between this and a taxi. Due to being part of an organised group of students, we travelled by coach.
We stayed in Hotel Cabin in Reykjavik for this first night of our adventure. The rooms were clean and comfortable but very small! We did not require a large room so this was not an issue for us, but if space is a feature you are after and you are staying for more than one night then you may want to consider this. However, for a one night stay at around £100 it was just perfect for us students who needed a basic room for just one night.
The hotel was a five minute walk from the water front which had a stunning view out onto the icy cliffs, there were benches to use if you fancy sitting and taking in the sea air, there were also some lovely sculptures placed along the coastline which looked incredible against the backdrop of the still sea and snow covered rocks.