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1) The language is impossible to pronounce. I’m not exaggerating. Don’t even try and save yourself the embarrassment. You can do what we did and make up nicknames for everything. We’re not popular with the locals 2) Icelanders have a lot of faith in your driving. A lot. Aka they have no guard rails along steep cliffs where there’s a quick plunge into the water below or a tumble down a rocky terrain on the other side. They also are a fan of blindsided driving where it basically turns into a one-lane road and you just have to pray that no one is coming in the opposite direction (I have no picture of this. We were trying to survive and not take photos) 3) If you’re afraid of heights then Iceland will probably give you a few panic attacks. Take it from me. I’m deathly afraid of heights and I…

This is not my original packing list. I learned my lesson the second I stepped off the plane and realized that I had severely underestimated the cold (hey I like to think of myself as an optimist). Thankfully, I learned a lesson so now you won’t have to! Though it was July and the weather lead me to believe it was going to be in the 60’s, it was lying to me and I should have packed enough clothing to layer. If you follow this packing list, you will be golden 7 Day Packing List 3-4 pairs of leggings The long ones. None of this mid calf bullshit unless you want your legs to freeze. Make sure 2 out of the 4 are fleece lined 2 pairs of jeans This comes in handy when you go into a real city and actually want to look like a human instead of just wearing leggings.  Plus serves well on a…

There is always that moment in your trip where you face palm and realize you forgot to do something uber important. There were plenty of times that I smacked myself or rammed my head into the side of the car (okay not all of these were on purpose. Hey I’m clumsy…don’t judge). As comical as those self-loathing moments are, this list is to help minimize them for your next trip. Pack layers  Iceland weather can be very unpredictable. It is not uncommon to experience warm temperatures and within the next couple of hours, be shivering in a corner. Be prepared for all types of weather Unlock your phone and get a local SIM card I had this beyond brilliant idea to get a local SIM card so that I could blog wherever I wanted but I forgot that my phone wasn’t unlocked. For those of you less stupid than me,…