Iceland

Our first European experience in 2018 was also Selima’s first trip outside of the United States and really kicked off our career as parents traveling abroad. Our adventure took us to the southern tip of Iceland, to quaint seaside town called Vik. We visited the famous black sand beach, Dyrhólaey Lighthouse and even climbed Solheimajokull Glacier. From there, we ventured northwest, stopping at both the Skogafoss and Selfoss waterfalls, before landing at our hotel next to the granddaddy-of-all-waterfalls Gulfoss. We spent a laid back day in the area, checking out the aforementioned waterfall and exploring the local hot springs and geysers of Geysir. To round out our trip, we drove back down the island to the capital city of Reyjavik, where we tried the “famous hot dogs” and thoroughly enjoyed traditional Icelandic stew. This was an amazing trip, stuffed with jaw dropping natural scenery. It was also a perfect location for bringing children along, as there was no set schedule and we could be extremely flexible if need be. The only drawback was cost, as we found food, drinks and lodging to be around 30%-40% higher than in the United States.