So without further ado here is my schedule
My flight gets in at the super early time of 08,20 which means I get a FULL DAY on my first day. I decided that meant, as I can't check into my hostel until the afternoon (though I'm sure I could drop my bags off), I'd visit the Blue Lagoon straight up, the tour is four hours long. You can get a bus from the airport to the lagoon, and then from the lagoon to Reykjavik, which means I'll be getting to the hostel early afternoon.
I'm hoping that'll give me enough time to go for wander around Reykjavik. I want to visit the National Museum and climb the Hallgrímskirkja bell tower to look over the colourful city below. I'd also like to walk out to the harbour and see the Sólfar, too. If I have time, I might even visit the Penis museum, for a giggle.
In the evening I'm going with Time Tours on a Northern Lights excursion. I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to photograph and see the lights... Another geekery for me as I've always been a fan of His Dark Materials, and obviously the Northern Lights are a massive part of that. Seeing them for myself would just be a dream come true.
I'm totally geeking out on the Golden Circle tour, again with Time Tours. Pick up is from 08,30am and lasts around 8hrs. I'm excited to see another UNESCO heritage site, the Þingvellir national park. The park has the oldest parliament in the world, and is home to some pretty stunning natural phenomenon. Not only that, we'll be visiting the Mid Atlantic Ridge, the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. The plates are pulling apart and there is an obvious split, eventually Iceland will be split in two. I'm also looking forward to seeing the Gullfoss waterfall, supposedly one of the most beautiful in Iceland (I just love all waterfalls) and the Great Geyser.
My third and final day in Iceland! My friend recommends this place (click translate in your browser). It's a place where people go "sea dipping" (I hope she doesn't mean skinny dipping, I am too shy for that) & is popular amongst natives. It opens between 11am and 1pm on Saturday's and there's a jacuzzi and steam bath, too! This is currently my only plan for my last day, the friend who recommended it is coming with me, which I'm excited about as I've only been speaking to her so far through e-mail and facebook.
Unfortunately my flight leaves at 10am on Sunday, which means I don't get to spend any time doing anything except getting to the airport.
Have you visited Iceland? What are your recommendations?
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