1. They weren’t joking about the sun never setting
  2. The Blue Lagoon is blue because of how the silica reflects light
  3. The water from the Blue Lagoon will dry out your hair, so watch out and use a ton of conditioner!
  4. Iceland can be cold
  5. Actually though, the midnight sun is real, folks
  6. There’s a difference between a tourist and a traveler
  7. 99% of Iceland is volcanic rock
    Outside the Blue Lagoon. | Photo: McKenna G.

    Outside the Blue Lagoon. | Photo: McKenna G.

  8. Hot tap water is everywhere in Iceland, but it smells like sulfur
  9. Reykjavik is situated on a peninsula
  10. Always bring a rain jacket
  11. The Harpa Concert Hall has some one of a kind architecture.
    Overlooking Reykjavik. | Photo: McKenna G.

    Overlooking Reykjavik. | Photo: McKenna G.

  12. Wear comfortable walking shoes and warm socks.
  13. Ask a local how to pronounce Icelandic words. They’re impossible.
  14. There are about 20–25 volcanic eruptions per every 100 years.
    Reykjavik harbor. | Photo: McKenna G.

    Reykjavik harbor. | Photo: McKenna G.

  15. Tourism in Iceland has boomed in the last 10 years.
  16. Almost everything in Iceland is fueled by renewable energy sources
  17. Sulfur is abundantly released in Iceland
  18. The puffins started migrating to the northern part of Iceland because of climate change.
    Reykjavik harbor. | Photo: McKenna G.

    Reykjavik harbor. | Photo: McKenna G.

  19. The main renewable energy sources are geothermal heat and hydroelectric power
  20. There are people from around the world on this trip
  21. You have to shower before you enter the hot springs
    Outside the Blue Lagoon. | Photo: McKenna G.

    Outside the Blue Lagoon. | Photo: McKenna G.

  22. Iceland loves their meat and fish
  23. The biggest mammal in Iceland is the arctic fox
  24. The next 13 days will be great