I spent the past week in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been - Reykjavik. A cool, vibrant city surrounded by incredible mountains and just a short drive away from some of the most fascinating natural sights on Earth, including geothermal baths, huge waterfalls and erupting Geysirs.
We experienced every kind of weather imaginable, from bright sunshine and blue skies, to heavy snow, and everything in between. This didn't put us off experiencing as much of Iceland as we could in the few days we spent there, and we managed to squeeze in a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a Golden Circle tour, a Northern Lights adventure and an afternoon horse-riding through the lava fields.
Alongside the excursions, we spent a lot of time in the city itself. Littered with brightly coloured buildings, huge street-art murals and plenty of trendy bars and restaurants, Reykjavik reminded me ever-so-slightly of London's Soho. The young men all had beards and man-buns, the cocktails were sky-high priced and the food was simply amazing. The difference being you only need to look down the road and be presented with huge, picturesque, snowy mountains to realise you're very far from London indeed.
It's hard to pick a favourite part as there were so many, but swimming in the milky water of the Blue Lagoon and witnessing the hazy green of the Northern Lights were definitely highlights of the trip and experiences that I will never forget. I've heard from a lot of people who are on the fence about visiting Reykjavik (or Iceland in general), and to all of them I've said the same thing. Just go, and you can thank me later.