FUN-travel: Reykjavik, Iceland – Day 3

January 15, 2015 by  

Day 53 – Saturday, August 23 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Full Day 3 – thick overcast skies w/intermittent patches of blue – balmy summer day – high 50’s

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Blue Lagoon

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Husavik, Iceland

What I LIKE

  • 8:15 – wake up to good hot espresso
  • 10:30 – walk to bus terminal
  • City is buzzing w/lots of people for marathon
  • (FYI there is no traffic aloud in city today)
  • 10:45 – arrive terminal
  • 11:00 – depart for Blue Lagoon
  • – drive includes lots of lava landscape w/mountains in distance
  • 11:55 – arrive to huge lava rock pools filled w/steaming (100 degrees) geo thermal sea water
  • 12:05 – arrive entrance and line to enter
  • – pretty state of the art w/wristbands
  • – cost includes locker – w/extras of towels & robes = $40
  • – need to put conditioner on hair before entering
  • – put mud from lagoon on face & neck
  • – shampoo & conditioner from lagoon made hair silky
  • – didn’t even use hair dryer & no frizz
  • 1:00 – lunch – seafood salad w/shrimp & lobster, steamed mussels & 2 Gull beers= $58
  • 2:15 – depart bus back to city
  • 3:00 – arrive & walk via pavilion garden park & large lake
  • – lots of stages set up w/music, dancing, kids games all over city
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Pavilion Garden Park

  • 4:30 – back to apt for R & R
  • 5:00 – realize I left bathing suit at lagoon – oh well it was 11 years old
  • Never put lotion on & skin is so soft
  • 6:00 – dinner @ Seafood Grill
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Solfar (Sun Voyager) Sculpture

FUN-food – spotted catfish w/broccoli, barley & lobster sauce – smoked Shag, Puffin & marinated Minke whale w/blueberry, fennel, red onion & hazelnut dressing – Gretti’s salad, rocket, buri cheese, tomato, carrot – Morande Pionero Merlot 2012 – food just so-so = $133

  • Everyone drinks and serves tap water & proud of it
  • 11:00 – festivities capped off w/fireworks

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Nothing I can remember
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Last Supper

FUN-fact – The Blue Lagoon water color comes from the silica and the way it reflects sunlight. If you pour it into a transparent cup, it will always have a milky white color. The sun simply makes it look blue!

More FF – Turned on the BBC and they are reporting “a red alert has been issued for the volcano in Iceland.” No one in Iceland is even talking about it and when I checked in for the flight on line there was no mention of it either. Pretty interesting wouldn’t you say?

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