On our first night, we had the famous hot dog from Baejarins Beztu Pylsur.
The hot dogs come with ketchup, sweet mustard, fried onions, and remoulade. I'm not really a big fan of hot dogs, but these were really amazing!! I think it was mainly the mix of remoulade and crispy fried onion pieces that did it for me, but I had two on the first night before dinner, and then 1.5 the next day!
Although I didn't get to try any Icelandic delicacies like minke whale, reindeer, or puffin, this is certainly something that I would happily return to Iceland for!
On our second day, we went whale watching. We were taken from our hotel to the tour company's main office to collect our tickets, before being transferred to the harbour where the boat was waiting. The weather was beautiful - clear blue skies with a gorgeous sunrise.
We went to try our luck with the Northern Lights that evening, but they didn't appear..
The next day, we took a tour of the Golden Circle. We saw the Faxi waterfall...
Warmed our hands using rocks from the 80-100°C geothermal waters...
Waited patiently for Strokkur to erupt...
We also stopped off at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rift Valley.
On our way back to Reykjavik, our tour guide allowed a five minute stop for us to take photos with the horses.. but the sunset was too beautiful to not snap first!
He/She even posed for us ^-^
They were so unbelievably beautiful and sleek! Such classy and elegant animals ^-^
The trip was rushed, but it opened up my eyes to so many natural wonders of the world, just through the two full days that we had. I got to see a snow covered volcano that has been inactive for a thousand years, see and hear the power of the Gulfoss and Faxi, experience the boom and sight of an erupting Geysir, and walk along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Rift Valley!!
It was a good trip that left me wanting more - I will definitely be back to try my luck with the Northern Lights again, and I have yet to take a dip in the Blue Lagoon! But for now, I shall look back at these photos, and reminisce...
Thank you for being on this continued journey with me, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2014.