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Iceland day three~ The Blue Lagoon & Reykjavik.

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Day Three in Iceland and our last full day here. We had already fallen in love with the place and Reykjavik itself is a small city that makes you feel so much at home. In the morning we had booked a trip to The Blue Lagoon which turned out to be as amazing as it looks. I guess the Blue Lagoon is the Ultimate Spa! The Lagoon is about 40 minutes drive from the city and only 10 minutes drive from Keflavik International Airport, so some tourists go for a relaxing dip before catching their flights home. Surrounded by lava fields and close to a geothermal power station , the location is not the most scenic , but is certainly interesting. The warm waters are a toasty 40 degrees celsius so there is nothing nicer than swimming around in them, even on the coldest days. And they contain minerals that are good for the skin.:)
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There are various entry packages for the Blue lagoon. We chose the comfort package which includes a towel, bathrobe, a drink at the swim to bar and a mini spa treatment. These set us back about £50 each but we totally appreciated the towels and robes when getting out of the hot water into the cold air. Everyone wears wrist bands which cleverly operate the changing room lockers and they are scanned at the bar too ,when paying for drinks.

We spent a good five hours in the resort and found plenty to occupy us. The pool area has hot tubs, a steam room and sauna and a massaging waterfall. There are pots of silica mud to put on your face (see above photo :)) and the whole experience is amazing and surreal. It even started snowing a little! We had our lunch in the cafe and also had time for a walk round the lava fields afterwards. The lava fields location certainly gives the Blue Lagoon an otherworldly feel. 🙂

Wil on our lava field walk where there are more geothermal waters.
Wil on our lava field walk where there are more geothermal waters.
Lava fields surround the Blue Lagoon.
Lava fields surround the Blue Lagoon.

We headed back to Reykjavik late afternoon and the weather had gotten colder and very windy. Look how choppy the sea was at the harbour. Had a bit of a wander round, a nosy in a Christmas shop 🙂 and then located to the Bunk Bar on Laugavegi ( the main shopping street) , which by an amazing stroke of luck had a Happy Hour on. 🙂

Choppy seas.
Choppy seas.
Colourful house in the old harbour area.
Colourful house in the old harbour area.
Longboat on a roof !
Longboat on a roof !
Inside one of Reykjaviks Christmas shops.
Inside one of Reykjaviks Christmas shops.
Theres also a shop devoted to puffins.
Theres also a shop devoted to puffins.
A beer and a rhubarb, vodka and aniseed cocktail in the Bunk Bar.
A beer and a rhubarb, vodka and aniseed cocktail in the Bunk Bar.

So there you have it, my last Iceland post…..for now anyway. Now that I have seen a tiny part of the country, I would love to see more. Maybe one day hey. 🙂

Have you ever been to Iceland and what was your favourite part of your trip?

My Dream Trip.:)

I’ve had this dream of visiting Iceland since acquiring an Icelandic Pen Pal through the IYS scheme, ‘Greta ‘ when I was a first year at secondary school.Although we eventually lost touch when we went to college, I still remember how excited I was to recieve her cute air mail letters that usually included pretty postcards and newspaper clippings. There’s just something about the thought of exploring a country of so many contrasts.I love the idea that Iceland is a cold place with amazing hot springs,Geyser’s and Volcano’s.Next year ( It’s been a long time coming!) ,I am hoping to journey to the land of ‘Ice and Fire’ It will be a belated 40th birthday treat to myself.:).Of course I will be taking my lovely boyfriend too!
Here are some gorgeous picture’s I found online of some of what I hope to see there.

The Northern Lights would be fabulous.
The Northern Lights would be fabulous.

I'd love to meet some Icelandic ponies.
I’d love to meet some Icelandic ponies.

I hope to be based in Reykjavik.
I hope to be based in Reykjavik.

Maybe discover some Icelandic vintage shops.
Maybe discover some Icelandic vintage shops.

A magnificent Geyser.
A magnificent Geyser.

Yummy seafood.
Yummy seafood.

I'd love to see some Icelandic wildlife!
I’d love to see some Icelandic wildlife!

And of course a dip in the Blue Lagoon!
And of course a dip in the Blue Lagoon!

Where would you go on your dream trip?

This post is for the Blog Every Day In May challenge on Rosalilium.