We leave for Iceland in two weeks and I’m both excited and nervous. We haven’t traveled abroad without the kids, well, since before we had kids. And my husband is used to being away from them consistently for work, but I’ve never been away from them for more than three day/two night trips. (This will be a week.) I know it’s all going to be just fine, and I also realize this is a pretty privileged thing to be nervous about. I think more than anything, my anxiety stems from having to get everything prepared in advance for their schedules and hoping I don’t mess anything up. All that said, I have wanted to visit Iceland for many, many years, and it’s being made possible because the band my husband stage manages is playing a series of shows there, so more than anything, I am grateful.
There won’t be a lot of time to explore since this is a work trip for Robbie, but we will have some down time. The last day is our only full day to do what we want, and we have a really cool Golden Circle excursion in the works. We are also planning to hit up the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport before we head home. Other than that, we have no plans. So if you’ve been and have tips or recommendations, I would love to hear them! I know the basics (that everything is incredibly expensive, that we should buy any booze at the airport, that weather is unpredictable, etc.), but anything beyond that would be so appreciated. We’ll be staying in Reykjavik the entire time, but may be able to incorporate a few short day trips into the itinerary as long as Robbie is back by afternoon for work.
Oh, and we are going during the time of year when the Northern Lights are most visible, which is by far the thing about which I’m most excited. Robbie and I have been chasing them for many years and have never gotten a glimpse. Fingers crossed hard!