Maybe Iceland is not an obvious destination to go to with a small baby, but for us, nature-lovers, it’s a paradise. We left the stroller at home, ready to carry a 12kg drooling load on our back. Baby loves the views from his carrier, and for us it is liberating not to be limited to paved roads. That said, we are counting to have some fun with a rented 4×4.
Golden Circle is all the must-see sights in southern Iceland. First stop is Blue Lagoon. Small creamy blue lake in the middle of a lava field. We skipped the spa, as babies are not allowed entry.
Meet Geysir and Strokkur, natural geysers. Strokkur is a sweetheart, very camera friendly as it erupts every 10 min or so. Geysir is a lazy bastard though. It erupts only every couple of years, usually after an earthquake. These new friends inspired Baby to learn a new skill. Yes, we have our own little geyser. He bubbles, then spits. He does it regularly, and he loves it. As do the tourists around.
Gullfoss is a huge waterfall, and it is awesome. It’s no longer a surprise that Baby slept through this highlight, he got tired of staring into the geyzer pond earlier. We enjoyed it though from every angle.
Thingvellir and Silfra, the land between two tectonic plates. Quite cool, although the perfectly prepared pathways designed for lazy tourists take away a bit of its charm. Silfra is a must-do diving experience. Or so Daddy said, and we trust him. He is always right.