I'm just in Reykjavík for for four days, but I am planning to cram in a lot!
People go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights- and boy do I hope I get to see them. The hostel I am staying in offers two different Northern Lights tours, the first is a trip on a jeep to somewhere out of Reyjavík in the country where there's less light pollution and the second is a boat trip. The difference in price is about a tenner, so I want to go on the boat trip!
Reykjavík is the most northerly European capital, it is also super small with a population of 200,000. I get to Reykjavík a few hours before I can actually check in to my room, so I plan on dumping my bag and walking around the city and exploring the place I will be calling home for the weekend. I want to take a look around Tjörnin, the area around the lake in the city and see all the pretty houses.
Thingvellir National Park
Hi, my name is Sammi, and I have a HUGE inner nerd. My inner nerd is totally excited for the fact that at Thingvellir National Park are two tectonic plates that are separating. The Thingvellir area is part of the Atlantic Rift system and it can best be described as an area of the ocean floor spreading obvious by the the crust rifting in the area. Also Thingvellir is famous for being the first place in the world government was held, which is why it was a made a national park, and UNESCO world heritage site.
So I will be happy to go in any of the thermal bath's in Iceland- I am so obsessed with thermal baths, if a city has them I will go (Bath, Budapest). I know, I know if I stick to the city bath's it will be a ton cheaper, but I want to go to the Blue Lagoon, so badly! So I'm gonna go and rub mud on my face and enjoy the nice hot waters. I can't believe a place that was made accidentally is such a big tourist draw these days, but great! I can't wait to visit.
Have you been to Iceland? What else do you recommend?