Before coming to Iceland we made one big mistake – we looked through hundreds (but feels like millions) of articles and photos entitled “best sights of Iceland”, “top-10 things to see in Iceland”, “5 reasons to come to Iceland” etc. So, as everyone, we dreamt to see the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle, Ice Lagoon Jökulsarlon, the lake Myvant and all the other “bests” recommended by every single guidebook. On the pictures, all of them looked like an incredible miracle, but life teaches us again and again not to trust the photoshoped images which make you believe, that the weather is always great and over the waterfall Gulfoss a permanent rainbow is sticked. Finally, when we arrived to all these spots, in 80% of cases we were disappointed. No, not because they are not beautiful, of course they are, but mainly because the postcards were more stunning than the reality. And, of course, no one can see fifty buses full of tourists who start taking pictures even before getting out of the bus on the postcards. It’s difficult to consider oneself as a great Iceland explorer when the travelers are appreciated only as the contributors to Iceland’s tourism development. Which is unescapable while visiting “famous sights”.
That is one of the reasons why not all the places we loved are the Iceland’s “bestsellers”, but each of them should definitely be one.