Anthony Perrotta

New York, New York Travel Agent

The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik

One memorable destination I visited on vacation was Reykjavik, Iceland. I have been there twice and I would gladly go back as soon as possible. It was a tremendous experience.

Reykjavik is a very expensive city, but cost was a distant concern while I was there. The seafood was among the best I have ever enjoyed in my life, and even the tap water is noteworthy because it tastes as though it comes directly from a mountain spring. The blue lagoon thermal baths and outdoor spas are famous, and experiencing them firsthand helped me understand what the fuss is all about. I also went dog-sledding, an experience I am unlikely to forget.

Getting to Reykjavik from New York involves taking a relatively short flight, clocking in at only five hours, and it is also a perfect stopover for those traveling to Europe. My only caveat: Iceland is more of a summer adventure destination to be avoided in the winter, when there is very little sunshine due to Iceland’s proximity to the Arctic Circle

I was initially skeptical about this trip, and I went only because it sounded like it might be a fun weekend. However, I only had to go there once to fall in love with it.

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