One of the airlines that I have wanted to travel with is finally returning to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. After nearly 15 years, Icelandair returns with four weekly round-trip flights to Reykjavik (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays) on a Boeing 767.

 One of the best things you can expect when flying with Icelandair is not only connections to over 20 other European cities but their well-promoted “free stopover” in Iceland. The “Stopover Buddy” is a unique opportunity for travelers to have an authentic Icelandic experience with an Icelandair staff member to show you around! The best part is that it’s free—but for a limited time, so hurry!

Top six places I want to visit in Iceland

I haven’t been to Iceland, but, like any good traveler, I already have a mental bucket list of places I want to visit and food I want to try! Plus, I have plenty of inspiration from the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

1. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Vatnajökull National Park

2. Pylsa hot dog

3. Dettifoss Waterfall

4. Hangikjöt  (Smoked Lamb)


Hangikjötið stóð sko fyrir sínu 🙂 // Christmas Day dinner, smoked ‘hanged-lamb’ 🙂 #christmas #jól #hangikjöt

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5. Gullfoss Waterfall


6. Blue Lagoon


블루라군 #bluelagoon

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7. Bonus Extra

Having a drink on any vacation is a must, so be sure to try Reyka Vodka or Fjallagrasa Moss Schnapps (we’re really curious about this last one!)


Moss schnapps from Iceland. Nothing quite like it. #fjallagrasa

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I'm a Caracas native, living in Chicago. I have a passion for travel, culture, food, adventure and discovering new places off the beaten path. I still remember the first trip I took internationally as a child and the excitement that it was to know that everyone will speak another language. Traveling was cool—waking up early to make the trip to the airport, packing too much and then realizing it’s much better to pack light. Now a travel writer, I get to see new places continually, check out new restaurants, and talk about my experiences. Just as I’m about to be done with a trip, I see myself at the airport daydreaming while staring at the departure board thinking about my next destination.