My friend Sheara recently sent me a short video she took in Iceland of a geyser (geysir in Icelandic) gushing up from the ground. What a great souvenir of her trip there!
Iceland's a great place to go solo. Half-day tours are offered for pony trekking, soaks in hot springs, lava tube sightings, extinct volcano exploration, Northern Lights viewing, dog sledding and so much more you simply will not find in your own backyard.
All with guides. And hopefully, fellow visitors to keep you company.
If you don't want to have to think at all about vacation planning, Icelandair is always good about offering interesting packages, although I see on their Web site it's all priced at per person double occupancy. (No surprise there.) Currently, they're offering a winter wellness getaway and a Christmas adventure.
I love this write-up on their site:
"The highlight is the funny new "Let's Talk Christmas" skit where you will learn about both Icelandic Christmas traditions and the Thirteen Yule Lads from their mother, Gryla the Troll!"
Yes, many Icelanders believe in elves and other "hidden people." Seriously. It's a hoot, and charming.
Meanwhile, enjoy the quick video. (You may have to download software to view it. Mine worked in QuickTime)
Thanks, Sheara! And Jared, her son, who did the actual filming.