Solo travel! Iceland Part 1

Solo Travel ~ Iceland! Part 1

A solo trip I’ve always wanted to do… .

Taking advantage of the free time brought by Covid, he is heading to Iceland in the Arctic of Europe for product development. Iceland.. Last year, the Cheongcheong region, which had to turn around when the border was closed in 2020, closed many business malls due to the influence of the Covid-19 and is operating by adjusting the time, but the hearts of the influx of tourists were not like that. Our hearts, which had been imprisoned for a long time for 1 year and 3 months, were simply satisfied with happiness. Departure from the Americas can go through Seattle, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, or Washington, but I chose New York. It was nice to be able to finish the short 6 hours from New York without getting bored and finish it with one book. Arrived early in the morning, I waited for the tour guide, but it was the custom of the islanders or the notion of time, so I ended up waiting for two hours before taking a taxi. The travel time from the airport to downtown is 40 minutes… The driver points you to the 800-year-old area, pointing to the black lava fields of volcanic eruptions that are piled up all over the place and pushed like bubbles. The smoke we see now tells us that a volcanic eruption is taking place, and it takes us to the famous Blue Lagoon spa in about 15 minutes from the airport.

What is the Blue Lagoon like?

Using geothermal heat, the entire volcano is an island, it is produced by heating boiling hot water (average 39c/102f) from the ground and mixing it with seawater, and changing the water of the entire spa every 48 hours. It is rich in silica and minerals, so it is effective for treating psoriasis. Many tourists come directly from the airport and stop by the spa or before departure to enjoy the spa. Sit in the warm water in the chilly breeze and enjoy a glass of local draft beer to relieve the fatigue of travel.

*Reykjavik Iceland

The capital and largest city on the coast, with a small population of about 123,000, is an economic, cultural and political center. As a descendant of the previous Vikings, it has been developed as a center by immigrant pioneers from Denmark, the Netherlands, and Ireland, and is also called “Bay of Steam..” As commerce and trade developed from the 18th century, the first Icelandic constitution was revised in 1874, and the Icelandic fishing industry began to grow as it was designated as a Reykjavik Autonomous Region in 1918. became independent from Denmark.

In addition, Reykjavik is a center of art and culture, famous for artists such as “Sion” and Andrisnair Magnashon, and is also gaining popularity in terms of culture. to stop their steps. Iceland, which is surrounded by the sea on all sides, has long winters and short summers, so there are plenty of things to see and do in the summer and the midnight sun, which lasts from early May to August. On weekends, the alleyways of each dockside are filled with alcohol and music and enjoy a fun party. Artists’ overflowing works, handmade sculptures and dolls, and knitted hats, sweaters, and scarves in winter are our wallets. to open The soups and dishes made with fresh and plentiful seafood every day are enough to pass the long hours of tourists bustling with the sunset. It is also the only place where you can enjoy the cool evening sunset and the morning sunrise at the same time as people who read books while drinking tea while wearing hats on long pipes. Reykjavik has been designated a city of literature by UNESCO as a romantic city filled with books, music and art throughout the city.