These past two summers, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Iceland with my boyfriend (now my husband) and with friends. I was ridiculously excited for so many reasons. While this small island is about the size of Georgia, it has a wide variety of different landscapes. From waterfalls and glaciers to volcanoes and lava fields, we saw so many amazing landscapes while there. It felt like a completely different world. I found ridiculously cheap flights there, so it was decided that we would go!
In addition to Iceland being an exciting place to visit, it also was my first major trip where I am planning the trip. I wasn’t going with a tour group or with my parents; I was partly in charge of everything. We did extensive research to figure out how many places we can go to and where we actually want to go. Despite Iceland being a relatively small area, we soon found out that there are way more places that we would love to see that we just won’t have the time to see. Even after two week-long trips, we still have future plans to go back and see things we missed.
To complicate things more, my husband and I are vegan. Iceland, as you may suspect, is not very vegan friendly. At all. In fact, traditional recommendations range from reindeer, smoked puffin, and cured shark. I even had a friend (who forgot I was vegan) ask if I was going to try seagull wine (a horrendous drink which involves stuffing a dead seagull in a wine bottle and allowing it to ferment in the sun). So you may be asking: was I scared? Did we have any issues? How did we plan it?
Due to the seemingly lacking vegan options, I wanted to document our experience with travelling here, specifically related to eating vegan. I'll be posting in the next week or so about our experience specifically with Iceland, but also in the future about eating in other places that are a little more difficult.
For all the Iceland related posts, make sure to check out this link: Iceland