Last year, I spent 4 days in Iceland on my way back from the Netherlands, where I visited my mother for her birthday and had a great time with family. This was my first stay in Iceland, and let me start by saying that 4 days is not nearly enough time to spend on this fantastic island!
As there is so much to see in Iceland, I decided to stay in one area rather than traversing the entire island, rushing from spot to spot. As one of the factors for this short visit was to get a bit of time to decompress, I purposely looked for an area away from most tourist attractions, and settled on the northern part of Iceland by Akureyri.
The next step was to find a place to stay, for which AirBnB worked to perfection, as I found a room at a lovely farm, just north of Akureyri, with the following view…
It’s pretty tough to take when your view is of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, every morning. And, yes, this was a real farm (no longer active dairy, but the character was preserved), which is illustrated here…
The hosts were wonderful, with a great breakfast, and the option of a home-cooked, traditional Icelandic meal for dinner. I definitely recommend taking this approach, if you’re looking for something different than the usual hotel accomodations.
Have a wonderful day!
Both images were captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III camera using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.