We did the free hotel breakfast real fast at 7am (decent) and then headed to our first stop: Reynisfjara beach for puffin viewing! This is likely the most beautiful place I have ever been. Just stunning! And the puffins nesting on the cliff sides were unbelievable! I loved it all. So much! I could have stayed here all day, but more adventures awaited.
We drove 30 minutes down the road to check out the top of the rock arch, Dyhólaey. The views here were even better!!!! And we could see the puffins much closer here. Incredible!
Then, it was time for waterfall number 3, Skogafoss. This one was powerful, had some great rainbows, and a huge set of stairs Michael and so could run up. :) So fun!
A short drive and it was waterfall number 4 time, Seljalandsfoss. This one you could walk behind. I was wearing my sweater and jeans today and both Michael and I left our rain jackets in the car as we walked over. Mistake!!! We got soaked! The walk behind the waterfall wasn’t the easiest, but it was fun (and miserable). Definitely recommend (with good shows and a rain jacket).
Now it was time to retrieve Romi’s purse..success!
And then a late lunch at Ölverk Pizza & Brewery. So good!
Then, we headed to our airport hotel to check in and prep our bags for our flights home. After that is was time for Viking mini-golf. Not the best course we’ve ever played but loved the Icelandic version of pop songs playing and just having fun. Michael won. :/
Then it was time for Sky Lagoon! It was hard choosing between Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, but we went Sky for the 7 step ritual. The geothermal waters were perfect and the I finite style pool views were fantastic! We got drinks from the bar inside the lagoon, enjoyed the views, and then did the ritual (lagoon, cold pool plunge, sauna, cold mist, salt scrub, steam room, shower, return to lagoon). It was very relaxing and our skin was so smooth and silky after. :) We all enjoyed a second drink and the views a bit longer. Mike and I grabbed a quick snack at the restaurant and we called it a day.
Iceland is the most beautiful place we have ever been. We will be back. We just loved all of it! So much so that Michael decided to stay an extra day. :)