If you guys found my previous posts interesting and useful, here’s some new shit for ya’ll.
This time, I was in Iceland. Without any internet connection from time to time, cold as shit, but it was fun. Just check this beautiful view
If you’ll decide to visit Iceland, one of the must-have things for you are trekking boots. On the black beach, on a hike, on the glacier, rocky road or any other places where there is no flat surface to walk on (i.e. everywhere, all over the country), you will be unbelievably happy to take a pair of these babies instead of your favorite nikes. They are not so fancy or good looking, but they do the job.
Camping. I’ve never thought in my whole life I’ll be sleeping in the tent when it’s under 0 degrees Celsius outside. Here’s a tip for you: before going there, check your tent twice. Unpack it, check all parts, check your karemat and sleeping bag. Otherwise, you’re risking to find out that your tent is torn, and it’s fucking cold and dark outside. In that case – it’s a time for plan B – sleeping in your thermals with a hot water bottle. It can be a looooooong night. But then, sleeping in your tent with +6-8 degrees outside will look like you’re on heaven 🙂
When you are trying to find some sleepover, be sure to ask for all the details. In another case, you might find yourself sleeping under the roof on the floor in your sleeping bag, where all campers cook for themselves, having some beers and shots. Feels like some refugee camp, lol.
Made a selfie with some locals. They look cool
And how could I go to Iceland and not go searching for whales? Hell no!
First, you should go to Husavik, take the Whales Watching Tour and have three hours of fun, beauty, and excitement. The price is around $100, plus, on the weekend this ticket gives you a 20% discount for visiting Whales Museum and a 10% discount for lunch in a local restaurant. Pricy? Maybe. But hey, those are whales, they worth it 😉
P.S. Tour+dead ends will cost you about $115. Whales don’t always come close, but I was lucky. Check the video.
And here is something a lot of you dudes are interested in – booze in Iceland.
Well, they do have some. But not much. And it’s fucking pricy as hell. And you can only buy it in special local stores – Vinbudin. From 11 am till 6 pm (Monday till Thursday), till 7 pm (Friday), and till 4 pm (Saturday). On Sunday you can’t buy shit, they are closed 😀
The prices on beer start from $4, on wine – from $19, and some strong alcohol will cost you even from $40. You can have some drinks in the bar but in that case, you will pay $12-20 for a bottle of beer and around $40 for a shot of whiskey. So, my advise is – get as much booze with you as you can if you are going there 🙂
P.S. you can buy some beer in the supermarkets. But it tastes like piss. I would not recommend
Let’s talk a bit about equipment. If you will check some of my pictures from my trips, you can think that I always wear sweatpants. But! Those are not any sweatpants, those are storm pants. They protect me from stormy winds (everywhere in Iceland) and are waterproof (from rains and drops from waterfalls). I would not recommend going hiking in jeans or other thin pants (especially somewhere near Seljalandsfoss and Skolgafoss waterfalls. Don’t care about your look, care about your comfort!
The weather in Iceland changes a lot. In August it reaches up to +15c, and vertical rains can make you a surprise at any time. Maybe you are lucky and sunny weather will be there all the time for you, and maybe you will feel all the delights of the summer northern rain. But do think of taking a pair of storm pants instead of your favorite jeans.
If you are not sure what car you should get to drive across Iceland – here is the good one 😉 lol
But seriously, do take any 4WD car, otherwise, you won’t be able to drive through all those off-roads, and some of the coolest places in Iceland you might be able only like that.
Most of Icelanders believe in elves. Dk why, but it is so. And that thing is so deep in their minds, that, before building a house or a road, they are taking advises from local “witches”. Icelanders do not want to disturb any magic creatures, therefore they do not touch mountains or rocks until they are sure that nobody lives there. In Reykjavik, they even have Icelandic Elf School, though they do not teach magic, they teach local folklore 🙂