Photography By: Kit Noble


You don’t have to go all the way to Europe for a taste of trans-Atlantic adventure. Just head to Iceland. After an easy four-hour flight from Boston, stay right on the water in Reykjavik at the Marina Residence, where two-room suites come with a personal concierge who will cook you breakfast, guide you through maps and book your dinners. Just outside the city, hike Mount Esja, a nearly 4,000-foot peak known as the “city mountain” that looks over the Atlantic as well as the whole of Reykjavik. After the hike, eat at either Apotek or Fish Company. Make sure to get out of town to explore Iceland’s otherworldly landscape by driving the Golden Circle, a 190-mile loop that cruises through Pingvellir National Park before hitting the massive Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir Geothermal Area. Wrap up the trip by taking a massive bubble bath at The Blue Lagoon, complete with mud masks and geothermal treatments.

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