ICELAND

REYKJAVIK

Halló from Reykjavik
After a 2 hour flight from Edinburgh we arrived in Reykjavik on Monday 11. Reykjavik is a city of about 220,000 which is about 2/3 of the entire population of Iceland. On arriving at our hotel we were happy to be told we had been upgraded to the penthouse suite, which was on the 6th floor with panoramic views of Reykjavik.
Early on Tuesday morning we went to Bus Stop 7, a short walk away to catch our tour bus for the South Coast Tour Iceland’s South Coast – Iceland waterfalls Seljalandsfoss & Skógarfoss

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Wednesday we did the Golden Circle Tour Golden Circle/Secret Lagoon

On Wednesday night we went on a tour in search of The Northern Lights Northern Lights tour in Iceland The lights on this night were not very remarkable, but we did see them. We arrived back at our hotel at about 1 in the morning. After a short sleep (lie down) we were up nice and early for our next adventure. West Iceland tour: Snæfellsnes peninsula, beaches & Snæfellsjökull This was the most impressive of our Reykjavik tours and we are looking forward to coming back during a spring/summer to see a different view of the landscape.

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GRINDAVIK

The next day we hired a car and made our way to Grindavik, which is on the southern coastline. It is one of the few towns with a harbour along this part of the coast. Most of the inhabitants work in the fishing industry. The Blue Lagoon, Blue Lagoon Grindavík’s premiere attraction, is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the town centre. We visited the Lagoon on Friday evening and spent about an hour and a half in the 38º mineral water. It is much busier and commercial than the Secret Lagoon that we visited a few days before.
Grindavik
On the following 2 days we went out in the car exploring and discovering the local area. It was fun experiencing the changing weather conditions of Iceland, wind, snow, wind, rain, wind, sunshine, wind, icy roads, wind, snow dust blowing across the road. The landscape mostly white snow, black lava rocks, cliffs, snow covered mountains, waterfalls, frozen lakes and the rough coastline and fierce waves.

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Sjáumst síðar
Barbara and Lance