If I may offer one piece of universal advice: When you have the option to take a Best Friend’s Trip, take it!
The last time Sarah and I travelled together, we took a road trip up to Boston before I applied to their Master’s program in Photojournalism (was accepted; enrolled at Ohio University instead) and hit Salem on the way back home. Last week, we crossed the Atlantic and had ourselves a wonderful, laid back trip around Iceland’s Capital Region.
I/We love Reykjavik! Fresh air, clean water, ocean views, and the city somehow beautifully melds both a downtown and small town atmosphere. Oh, and the food. Yes, it’s pricey, but it just tastes like… more compared to what we’re used to in the States. Brauð og Co is life, don’t @ me.
And YES, Iceland managed our expectations by completely pummeling us with wind and rain just on the journey from airport terminal to rental car building, but after that the rain seemed like no big deal.