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Reykjavík | Travel Blog

February 03, 2016

To ease the January blues, we booked a long weekend away in Reykjavik, Iceland. A place we've always wanted to visit but never knew too much about.

Iceland landscape

 Once we had checked in to our hotel we had a wander round the snowy streets of Reykjavik, throwing snowballs as we went - the sure sign of a tourist. 

Reykjavik Iceland

The 73 meter high Church of Hallgrimur that looks over the city sure is impressive! 

After a short nap and some lobster soup we drove a few hours away from Reykjavik where the light pollution was non existent, to see the Northern Lights! Although the temperature was -10 and the icy wind was hard to stand - the view was spectacular. 

Nothern lights iceland

The next morning we woke up bright & early and headed off to experience one of the 25 wonders of the world - The Blue Lagoon. This glorious oasis of relaxation is Iceland's biggest attraction by far. Situated about 1 hour south of Reykjavik with 360 degrees of picturesque landscape, the naturally heated 'Geothermal' pools are said to have healing powers. However we feel the warm waters and lagoon bar is the main pull for most people. After spending a few hours in the water and sipping on a few glasses of champaign, it's the most relaxed we've felt for a long time. 

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Blue Lagoon Iceland

Blue Lagoon Iceland

 That evening we went for dinner at Saegreifinn - a favourite with the locals. This place serves the best lobster soup and amazing catch of the day kebabs!

Saegreifinn Iceland

We then went on to sample some of the bars in downtown Reykjavik. We'd really recommend The Laundromat Cafe and Apotek Bar but make sure you bring plenty of money with you, drinks start from about £12. 

The Laundromat Cafe

After a leisurely breakfast the next morning, we visited the Whale & Dolphin Museum down by the harbour, the life-like models were a bit odd... 

Killer Whale

Jen & a sperm whale...

Sperm Whale

 We finished the day off by strolling round the city, drinking wine and feeding the ducks...

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

 Then this happened...

 




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