In July 2014 I traveled by myself to Iceland. I arrived at the Bus Hostel Reykjavik in the evening, and the following day I walked around Reykjavik to do some sight-seeing. On the back of the map I got from the hostel, there was an ad for a museum about vikings. I decided to go there, and by the end of the tour you had the option of dressing up as a viking. I of course wanted to do this, and I also wanted a photograph of myself in said costume.
So I walked up to a random guy and asked him if he could take a photo of me. He instead suggested we take a photo together. And so we did.
Turns out, he was also a solo traveler staying at the Bus Hostel.
We ended up spending the week together, and now, a year later, we are engaged!
New Hostel Guide to Reykjavik
Okay, we cannot guarantee you will meet your life-partner here. But at least, we want to try.
We wrote a brand new hostel guide to Reykjavik. In this guide we cover the 3 BEST hostels in Reykjavik for solo-travellers, backpackers and all travel styles.
Read the full hostel guide about the 3 top hostels in Reykjavik here.
In a nutshell:
- KEX Hostel – the top choice
- Bus Hostel – fun for backpackers
- Galaxy Pod Hostel – posh and hip
Find here the absolute best hostels in Iceland with itinerary.
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