Lost in Iceland, South Coast Drive

In Motion: Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

Lost in Iceland, South Coast Drive
To put it simply, Iceland, the land of fire and ice, is truly amazing. From the abundant adventure activities and beautifully bizarre landscapes, to the quaint towns and welcoming people, there is so much to fall in love with in this tiny island country, and fall for it we did. Iceland is by far our favorite country to date, and it’s going to be hard to top. We spent a short 6 days exploring, but we managed to pack in numerous adventures and meet up with an awesome Icelander,
Inga from Tiny Iceland. Here is a rundown of our activities:

To put some of the awesomeness of these activities into perspective, here is a video we made–we felt as though we were living a dream every day we were there:

Music provided by Sin Fang

 


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  • Lauren
    Posted at 20:05h, 19 June Reply

    Love this. I just returned a week ago and can’t stop thinking about this magical place. I can’t wait to get back! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:51h, 20 June Reply

      Thanks–we really appreciate it! Hope you had a great time! We are looking forward to going back again as well, hopefully sooner rather than later 🙂 It’s such an amazing place!

  • Emma
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    Posted at 14:42h, 22 June Reply

    Ahhhh I’m so jealous! I’ve always wanted to go drive the Golden Circle, and now I want to do so even more! Awesome post and video, guys.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 09:38h, 25 June Reply

      Thanks, Emma! We had an amazing time–hope you get to go soon!! 🙂

  • Jeff
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    Posted at 22:27h, 22 June Reply

    I have been reading so many good things about Iceland. It is definitely on my list of places to visit now.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 09:39h, 25 June Reply

      Glad it’s on your list! It really is such an awesome place–we are already wanting to go back!

  • Kimmy
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    Posted at 01:10h, 24 June Reply

    I keep going back and forth on going to Iceland or not. It looks beautiful, but the price of the trip and being there scares me away. But, then I see places like the Blue Lagoon and I want to go. Sigh.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 09:45h, 25 June Reply

      It is definitely very beautiful and the Blue Lagoon was so great! We were actually surprised, it was a lot more affordable than we thought it would be. That’s not to say it wasn’t expensive, the tours and eating out can cost quite a bit, but we used hotel points and frequent flier miles to offset most of our costs. And, picking up sandwiches from the grocery store at eating at the N1 stations helped our food cost as well. They weren’t the most delicious meals of the trip, but surprisingly not bad at all and worth the savings so we could explore more 🙂 It really is a great place if you get the chance to go though!

  • Megan Claire
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    Posted at 20:25h, 24 June Reply

    Awesome video Jenna! Love it! Meg x
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 09:38h, 25 June Reply

      Thanks so much, Meg! 🙂

  • emma
    Posted at 08:30h, 08 July Reply

    Thanks for sharing your adventures in Iceland!

    We just got back from our 10 days going around Iceland last week, and just like for you, it lies on top of all experiences we’ve had so far (and that’s 20 years of travels!)! We toured around the entire island, and it was truly the most amazing place…

    For anyone who’s hesitating- Go for it! We waited for couple of years because of the expensive tickets (and always found cheaper destinations such as Greece, Croatia etc.) and thought it might be too pricey, but honestly to our surprise it also wasn’t that bad! We booked basically all the accommodation (and car) well in advance, which saved us a lot of money. The rest wasn’t too bad either, and you can always eat one of those delicious Icelandic hotdogs if you’re running low on cash 😉

    What’s there not to love in Iceland…
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:23h, 08 July Reply

      Totally agree! It’s definitely something to just go for–we saved quite a bit by booking in advance as well. And like you, I kept finding cheaper places to go as well, but it wasn’t that expensive in the end!

      Glad you guys enjoyed it so much too–20 years of travel, that’s great, I’m sure you have been to some amazing places! 🙂 We wanted to tour around the entire island, but didn’t have enough time. Something we want to do next trip for sure–it sounds like so much fun!

      And you’re right, how can you go wrong with the cheap hot dogs and food from n1 when you run low on cash!? 🙂

  • Planet Lew
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    Posted at 07:12h, 09 July Reply

    Really well made video! Makes me want to take the next plane across the sea and experience some of those fun adventures.
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:00h, 09 July Reply

      Thanks! Appreciate it! We had a great time 🙂

  • elaine schoch
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    Posted at 22:03h, 09 July Reply

    Amazing video! Totally makes we want to go to Iceland now. =)
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 07:59h, 18 July Reply

      Thanks! You should go–it’s a great place! 🙂

  • Stef
    Posted at 05:17h, 13 July Reply

    Beautiful video! Even increases my wanderlust! So much wanna go to Iceland, I’m already in love with the pictures 😉
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    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 10:53h, 24 July Reply

      Thanks, Stef! We were in love with the country before we even visited too! Thankfully it lived up to our expectations! 🙂

  • Kyle
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    Posted at 00:27h, 05 April Reply

    Got to your website through Darius’s site at MMS, and LOVE the video. Great design and music choice.

    Would love to find out your points and earning strategy to make such a magical trip happen, would love to do the same as well!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 17:55h, 16 April Reply

      Thanks so much for dropping by! It was great to cut back on flight and hotel costs there as it can get spendy–hope you can do the same! We earned most of the miles for our flight through the Chase United card, and the rest was through the wine club and daily spending. And, for the hotels, we both participated in the BOGO Club Carlson promo that happened the previous summer–I think we earned close to 175,000 Club Carlson points with that one, so it took care of the hotels and then some!
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      • Kyle
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        Posted at 04:34h, 26 April Reply

        Sweet! That’s amazing that you guys were able to use points for so much of the trip. I have been looking at doing a US west coast to DUS (stopover) to KEF flight plan using United’s website, but unfortunately it seems very spotty and hard to use.

        Hopefully when I take the trip in summer 2015, I’ll also be able to take some awesome shots/videos!

        • Jenna Kvidt
          Posted at 12:46h, 05 May Reply

          Thanks–I’m so glad we were able use points! I had some trouble finding flights too; it took quite a bit of searching, but eventually I found something that worked. The only way I could get ours to work was with a stopover in Oslo. Hope you are able to find a flight that works for you! Have a great trip next summer–I’m sure you will get lots of great shots!
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