Iceland · 6 Days · 27 Moments · April 2017

Jenn's 30th in Iceland

17 April 2017

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Last night we lost power for 3 hours. Tonight they ran out of bread and napkins apparently....salmon two ways and lamb. Baked Brie and langoustine soup to start.
15 min walk to Seljavelliar Pool in Seljavallalaug. Google maps does not know where this is. 2.5 hour drive West from Fosshotel. Lukewarm and a slimey bottom but we got it all to ourselves for a few minutes.
Beautiful church in Vik and rocks with Viking story about them helping a stuck ship but it took longer than expected and when the sun came up the giants helping pull the ship out turned to stone.
Good luck stone mounds off the side of road 1. It was snowing/raining and freezing! About 1.5 hours west of our hotel.

16 April 2017

Pakkhus in Hofn. Rated #1 on trip advisor. Hofn is known for their langoustine. Langoustine soup for both of us. Ryan ordered langoustine pizza and I ordered the fish of the day - ocean ling.
Glacier Lagoon // Diamond Beach. Morning high tide has a lot of glaciers flowing up to the beach. By the afternoon the tide has reversed which allowed for climbing on some larger glaciers easier but we were very happy to see it in high tide. Thought that was more beautiful.

15 April 2017

Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Systrakaffi - restaurant 1 hour east of black sand beach and 1 hour west of Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon. Pizza and burgers. Good stop for food and gas along ring road 1.
Black Sand Beach - Reynisfjara
Skogafoss Waterfall. View from below and up front. Long stairs up. Scary ledge.
Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Saegrafinn - Lobster Soup

14 April 2017

Northern Lights Tour. Got from Viator. Amazing.
Reykjadalur hot spring - very cold 3 mile hike up mountain to very warm hot springs. Boiling mud seen on way. 1.5 hours to get up and 45 min to get down. Veryyyyyy cold getting out of water and getting dressed again. Coldest I've been in my life!
Dog sledding.
Relaxing in the middle of nowhere. Near the coast on way to dog sledding.

13 April 2017

Ban Thai - Fishcakes, Seafood Madness, Pad Kee Mao Seafood, large side of rice. Spicy AF. Server: "It's spicy" Us: "yeah that's good" Also Us: "regrets..."
Gullfoss Waterfall - extremely cold and windy!!
Icelandic Horsies
Silfra snorkeling - AMAZING
Strokker Geyser
Driving around Iceland.

12 April 2017

Wandering Reykjavik.
Prir Frakkar - Mussels in white wine, fish soup, horse steak with bernaise and lamp steak with bernaise.
Icelandic Phallological Museum
Blue Lagoon
Reykjavik Roasters. Avocado Toast.