So we booked our flight so that we got in at 1am on the 12th. Normally that would be fine but we happened to be in a +2 hour time zone and got in at around 3am our time. With the post-flight logistics (like grabbing luggage, finding the rental car place, taking a shuttle, and driving 45 min to Reykjavik) it was about 2:30am. On the way to our airbnb we drove by tons of fast food chains, none of which were open. We ended up settling for the 24/7 market less than a block away from our place.
At the market we wanted to buy microwavable thai food but didn’t know if we had a microwave so we had to go back home, check, and come back. We ended up buying $3 top ramen cups, (XXL) peanuts, and bagels and cream cheese for the morning. Our total: $29 USD. We finally ate and fell asleep by about 3:30am Iceland time/5:30am our time.
To conclude our first night: Iceland is expensive but they have great tap water.
Day 2 was packed!
We had a reservation for Blue Lagoon at 3pm so we took an easy morning and made the short 45min drive to the gorgeous milky blue water baths aka the blue lagoon. If you ever happen to find yourself in Iceland for any period of time, book your trip to the blue lagoon. It was so relaxing and beautiful and we enjoyed every second of it. If the photo above didn’t convince you, scroll down to check out all the photos below!
After the lagoon (4 hours later) we headed to the golden circle natural geyser “gey sir” and this massive waterfall, both in the “Haukadalsvegur” area. Photos more accurately tell the story of Iceland so I’ll just direct you to the photos below.
Overall Iceland was:
- Pristine, Beautiful, Picturesque, Vast, Unique, Expensive, Cold, Gratifying, + Peaceful.
- the wifi password to our airbnb
- drivin to blue lagoon
- that building! that landscape! SO GORG
- silica covered rocks
- blue lagoon!!!!
waiting for the eruptions
15 min from geyser – the waterfall!
Until next time, beautiful Iceland