Making the most of 24 hours in Iceland – by Carly Ann Noah

Ever since I saw an image of the Blue Lagoon, located in Reykjavik, Iceland, I knew that it was a place that I had to visit at some point in my lifetime. When I came abroad, I hoped that a trip to Iceland would be in my travel itinerary, but wasn’t sure if other people would want to visit it as much as I did. Much to my sincere joy, the friends who I have made while at Queen Mary did, in fact, want to take a trip to the beautiful country of Iceland.

We booked our tickets in early January, in order to get the best deal on flights, and I had been looking forward to visiting Reykjavik for almost three months!

Here are some highlights of my time in Iceland:

The Blue Lagoon! 

Obviously, the Blue Lagoon absolutely blew me away. It was breathtakingly beautiful, definitely one of the most scenic places I have ever seen in my entire life. I could have easily spent an entire day in the large geothermal bath, but we made the most out of the time that we allotted to the Lagoon.

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Horseback Riding!
Along with the Blue Lagoon, we knew that Iceland was very well known for its scenic landscapes. The best way to see large rocks and snow-capped mountains? By horse, of course! We spent the afternoon of our full day in Iceland on an Icelandic
horse tour of the countryside. Fun fact: Icelandic people HATE the word, “pony” and although their horses are comparable to the size of American ponies, they are still referred to as “horses”.


Iceland was such a highlight of my time abroad – I really cannot wait to return to the country and take another swim in the Blue Lagoon!

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