Today is day 2 and first full day meaning the first time we saw the sun in Iceland! The sun rises at about 1130 and then sets again at about 330 so there isn’t much of it, but it was nice to see.
The Blue Lagoon was our first port of call after a leisurely breakfast (kB tried picked herring, well tried a very small bite of it then pushed it to the side of his plate, I mainly ate Icelandic bread. Tomorrow we shall have waffles.). It’s only about 45 minutes away from Reykjavik so the ride isn’t too bad on the coach – plus the coach bonuses are that it’s toasty warm and there is free wifi!
We had to queue for a bit to get into the Lagoon as it was full to capacity, which it turns out is only 700 people, but we didn’t really have to wait that long. Whilst we were queuing they brought out tea, coffee, biscuits and ice cream too so can’t complain.
It is a very surreal experience, it being 2 in the afternoon the sun dipping behind the mountain and being submerged in lovely warm water which is so thick you can’t see your hand until it is at the surface.
On our way home someone on the coach got a phone call saying that his Northern Lights tour had been cancelled, so there was a collective groan from others as we assumed a similar fate. Surely enough when we got back to the hotel our tour had been cancelled as well, so we shall try again tomorrow night.
As we had a night free, we walked up and down the main drag of down town Reykjavik, I became somewhat over excited about the most beautiful jewellery and tight shops (to be explored on Thursday), and we had some tea. After tea we walked down the harbour front (Bloomin’ cold and windy) whilst eating blueberry sorbet (me) and Bounty ice cream (kB) cones.
Tomorrow it is the Golden Circle tour, and hopefully the Northern Lights!