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Places I’ll Be Exploring on my Iceland Retreat

Iceland has always been a place I’ve wanted venture too…I have heard nothing but AMAZING things from those who have experienced this land.  I am so excited to head out there this November with an adventure curated by the wanderlusting ladies from The Travel Yogi.

With its incredibly raw beauty, natural landscapes and of course Northern Lights, I’ve always felt that this country must hold a mystical energy unique from any other place. From the healing effects of the Blue Lagoon, waterfalls and geysers in the Golden Circle to the quirky town of Reykyavik, there is so much to explore. So naturally, when Courtney and Jennifer from The Travel Yogi invited me to co-host a retreat with them I had to say yes!

Having partnered up with the ladies before, I have to say I am grateful to be working with such rock star retreat organisers. Their life-changing adventures and well planned travel itineraries provides everyone a great combination of relaxation and rejuvenation. In fact, I can vouch that any retreat you choose to book with them is worth your dime.

We are going on an epic Inspired by Iceland winter adventure. The shorter days and longer nights will offer the perfect place for us to dive into the mystery of our inner and outer worlds. Here’s a few places which I look forward to visiting in November:

Trying out Food in Reykjavik

According to several sites like The Culture Trip, Reykjavik has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers. And if you’re one who loves to explore different cuisines, this city is known to have the best Nordic food out there. And since the ladies have actually planned our first day of our Iceland Retreat around this, I am super excited to begin my trip tantalising my tastebuds.

Visiting Lake Kleifarvatn

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Rated on TripAdvisor as one of the secrets of Iceland, Lake Kleifarvatn is known as the largest volcanic lake on the Reykjanes peninsula and has one of the deepest lakes in Iceland. The water is basically still and has dark sand surrounding it due to the fact that it’s a volcanic lake.  The water itself is calm and still which makes it look pretty eerie for some but I find it to be extremely special especially surrounded by the landscape of volcanic rocks. It kind of feels like you’re on another planet so I can’t wait to capture a yoga pose at this spot.

Watching the Spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall

On the other hand, seeing the force of Mother Nature gushing out an incredible waterfall is definitely something I look forward to. According to their official website, Gullfoss is part of the Golden Circle tour, located in South Iceland on the Hvítá (White) river which is fed by Iceland´s second biggest glacier, the Langjökull. The water plummets down 32 meters in two stages into a rugged canyon which walls reach up to 70 meters in height and on a sunny day one can actually see a sight of a rainbow amidst the waterfalls. And since I’ve always been a fan of waterfalls, I can’t help but feel excited to see this magnificent view.

Checking out Kerid Crater

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Another hot spot within the Golden Circle Tour of Iceland, this crater is quite popular and requires a bit of a hike to reach the top. Once you get up there, you’ll see a lake down below which according to many is worth the climb. You could actually swim in the water if you decide to head down there, but since it’s November (which will be pretty cold!) I think I’ll just admire the view from above. 🙂

Seeing the Northern Lights

Of course, while there isn’t a guarantee, I am really looking forward to seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Now I know some of you may say I can also see it up north here in Canada. But it’s always been a dream for me to sit out in the cold and see nature’s light show amidst the Nordic skies and heading out to Iceland this time I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll get to catch it!

Get more details

Curious to find out more on my upcoming trip? Head over to The Travel Yogi page to find out  more or click here to book a space! And if you’ve got any other travel tips, feel free to leave me a comment. 🙂

Alice Hong

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