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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

25 May 2017 - Flying off to the Land of Fire and Ice (11 Days Iceland Self-Drive Itinerary)

Over the past few years, we had been travelling during year end school holiday.  This time round we decided to have a change and travel during mid year school holiday.  This will also be Jerlene's and Javier's first time going to Europe and taking a flight of more than 8 hours.

After checking in our luggage and on our way to the transit area, we saw a board advertising Singapore's connectivity to the Scandinavian countries.  Coincidentally, that's where we will be heading to.  Copenhagen and Iceland, here we come!
Outside the boarding gate, there is an artwork called the Wings of Mexico.  This interactive sculpture symbolizes the friendly alliance amongst people and culture, which transcends borders
Our flight SQ352 departed just before midnight.  Dinner was served soon after takeoff.
As it's a night flight, we all fell asleep right after dinner.  The flight time to Copenhagen is about 12.5 hours.  We were served with breakfast about 2 hours before landing.
Jerlene and Javier were feeling refreshed after their sleep.  :-)

And here is our 11 Days Self-Drive Iceland Itinerary.  Click on each link below for the details.

Day 5: Laufskálavarða, Skaftáreldahraun, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Systrafoss, Kirkjugólf, Skeiðará Bridge Monument, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, Check in to Lónið Apartments, Höfn
Day 6: Exploring Höfn town, Viking Cafe and Viking Village, Vestrahorn Stokksness, Driving along East Fjords and Sveinsstekksfoss, Petra's Stone Collection, Dinner at Egilsstaðir, Check in to Setberg Guesthouse, Hengifoss and an unnamed twin waterfall
Day 7: Namafjall Hverir Geothermal Area, Blue Lake and Mývatn Nature Baths, Grjótagjá Cave, Mt. Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðagígar Pseudo Craters, Check in to Hlid Cottage, Stóragjá, Reykjahlíð
Day 8: Dettifoss, Selfoss, Hafragilsfoss, Ásbyrgi Canyon, Húsavík, Goðafoss, Akureyri Town, Check in to Saeluhus Apartments and Houses
Day 9: Stephan G. Stephansson Monument, Blönduós, Hvítserkur Rock Formation, Eiríksstaðir - Viking Longhouse, Check in at Our Home Apartment, Stykkishólmur Town
Day 10: Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell & Kirkjufellsfoss, Ólafsvík and Tröð, Shelter and Well of the Irish, Hólahólar Craters, Djúpalónssandur Beach, Vatnshellir Cave, Snæfellsjökull Visitor Center, Lóndrangar and Laugarbrekka, Hellnar and Arnarstapi, Check in to Langafjaran Cottages
Day 11: Borgarnes, Reykjavik City Centre, Grótta Island Lighthouse, Perlan and Nauthólsvík Beach, Check in to Private Apartment Keflavík, Blue Lagoon


1 comment:

Celine Toh said...

nice visit, could be better! another reason to do a 2nd visit!