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Iceland: our final destination of The Cherry Trek. It was unlike any of our other destinations and the best way to top off our five week trip in Europe. It’s been so fun to relive all of our destinations throughout the trip (see all the posts below!), but it makes me sad to be blogging the final post! I’m still in awe, months later, that this trip actually happened as it will be something we remember for the rest of our lives. It will be the trip our kids will hopefully never tire of hearing about, and I hope it’s only one of many trips across the pond.

Iceland wasn’t on our original destination list, but when looking at flights, IcelandAir was consistently the cheapest option to fly back home from Paris. And, if you didn’t know, they offer a free stopover for up to 7 days. We’d be crazy not to take the opportunity! So, we decided to stay a couple nights in Reykjavik  and round out our trip with a road trip and a day at Blue Lagoon. Our road trip was an all-day road trip, but it felt the furthest thing from long. We followed this tour by I Heart Reykjavik, which included some incredible waterfalls and the black sand beach in Vik. I wish we could have stayed longer at the beach in Vik, but the wind was so powerful, we could hardly stand! The only place to enjoy was behind the huge rock formations, otherwise you almost had the wind knocked out of you!

As for Blue Lagoon, it was the absolute perfect way to spend our final day in Europe. Some may say that it’s cheesy or touristy, but I’m not sure how you could hate on a day spent relaxing. We spent most of our day there enjoying the lagoon, the saunas, the bar, the masks… you name it, we did it. (Just a hint…the cider at the bar that looks like hard cider has no alcohol, which they fail to mention to you! I was so bummed to pay $12 for a drink and find out it was just juice!)

We stayed in Reykjavik and explored each evening, as it’s such a quaint and vibrant little town with. Our friends, The Creeds, told us about Reykjavik Roasters, and it was our favorite little coffee shop! It actually reminded us a bit of Nashville! Just up the street in the crazy spray-painted building you see below (you can’t miss it!), we found the most delicious pastry shop – I could have eaten everything! It smelled like butter and cinnamon from the street, which is always a good thing in my book.

Next time we head to Europe, I’ll definitely be finding a way to do another stopover (#mystopover), as it’s the perfect way to break up a long flight and fill that time with adventure. There’s so much to explore depending on the season you go, and it’s hard to believe that what we saw was just scraping the surface.

Enjoy!

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Have you been keeping up with #TheCherryTrek? Missed a post? See all parts of our trip here:

Athens // Santorini // Rome // Cinque Terre // Lauterbrunnen // Paris

 

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