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Surprise! I’m in Iceland!

Mar 21, 2016


Photo via Emmy Lowe Photo 

Guess what!? As you’re reading this I am currently in Reykjavik! (What?!) 

I know, I know, how could I keep this from you? Well, it all kind of happened pretty last minute, but I’m not complaining! In celebration of IcelandAir’s launch of direct flights from O’Hare to Reykjavik, I’ll be spending the next three days in Iceland doing an Iceland Stopover along with Blair, Danielle and Jess

What is an Iceland Stopover? Well, essentially, when you fly IcelandAir to any European country, you can do a stopover in Reykjavik for FREE. For example, if you’re planning a trip to London this summer and you fly IcelandAir, you can stop for up to a WEEK in Reykjavik for no extra flight cost. (How amazing is that?) 

To say I’m excited is an understatement. We actually left last night, and landed at 6:30am Iceland time this moring. Despite the short trip, we’ve got a fully packed itinerary. Here is what my next few days look like at a glance…

Day One (Today!): Exploring Reykjavik 


Photo via A Beautiful Mess 

To be totally honest, I have NO idea what to expect. I’ve been to dozens of cities abroad, but Reykjavik? It’s such a mystery to me! I can’t wait to hit the ground running and explore the city. We’re getting a tour in the morning, and then free time to explore before heading to drinks at Slippbarrin, one of Reykjavik’s coolest cocktail bars! 

Day Two: Golden Circle Jeep Tour 


Photo via Emmy Lowe Photo 

The second day, we’re up bright and early for a Golden Circle tour (I believe it’s the Super Jeeps one for those who are planning a trip soon!) Again, I’m really not sure what to expect here, but I know we’ll be seeing some incredible waterfalls, glaciers, highlands, and craters. Let’s be honest though, I’m most excited to see Icelandic Ponies!! 

Day Three: Blue Lagoon 


Image via A Beautiful Mess 

Out of the whole trip, I’m definitely the most excited for Blue Lagoon. It’s a hot springs comprised of several natural geothermic pools and the most beautiful blue water I’ve ever seen. (Well, seen in pictures, obviously.) It’s one of the natural wonders of the world! (I got this swimsuit specifically for the occasion!) After Blue Lagoon, it’s back to the airport to fly home to Chicago! 

Anddd on Thursday…


As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one week, I’m hosting an event at Macy’s on Thursday! Join me at Macy’s Flower Show at 5:30pm on March 24th! I’ll be in the Impulse Department on the 3rd floor hosting a shopping party starting along with Shai from Drunk on Shoes and Farheen of FarhFromOrdinary.com! We’ll be there giving personal style advice on the latest spring trends–there will also be a live DJ, you can get your own fashion illustration, makeup touchups by Benefit Cosmetics, and create your own floral iPhone case! I hope to see you there! Check out the full lineup of Macy’s Flower Show events right here

Can you say whirlwind week? I wouldn’t have it any other way! Be sure to follow over on Instagram @JessKeys_ for live updates on our Iceland adventure! (I never snapchat, but maybe now is the time to start? You can follow me over there at JessKeys11!) You can also see everyones photos posted during the trip by following the hashtag #IcelandORD! 

Bye for now! I’m going to do my best to pop-in with more Iceland photos and updates, so be sure to check back! 

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