Welcome back! So in part one of our Iceland journal, we arrived in Iceland, picked up our car, visited the iconic Blue Lagoon, stopped to pet random sheep and horses, did a glacier walk, climbed some things at the Reynisfjara Beach and channeled our inner Bieber at Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. Today, we continue our journey east to see lots of water and check into reykjavik!
Now let's continue on our self guided Iceland tour.
Day 3: Lots of Water But No Lights
Woke up early to make sure we had time to do everything on Chrissy’s spreadsheet for the day. And we did! Lots of waterfalls! But first, cold left over pizza for breakfast. Also stopped by a gas station and got to try an Icelandic hot dog - was not very impressed. Just tasted like a less salty regular hot dog - I find out later after trying other places that this gas station was just lacking some key ingredients.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Ate/licked some glacier ice Chrissy picked out from the Jokulsarlon lagoon. The ice didn't taste like anything but the water we filled the bottle with was extremely salty!
Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Checked out a smaller, lesser known glacier down the road from Jokulsarlon – Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon. I like this one better. There was no one around so it felt much more peaceful.
On our way to our next destination, we looked for a mini waterfall on the side of the road that we saw on our way up. It was small but nice. Took tons of pictures before people saw a bunch of weirdos jumping around and decided to join us.
This was a giant waterfall! The nice thing about it was the big open space at the bottom. Even though there were a bunch of people there, it felt like we were the only ones there. We walked up the high scary steps on the right of the waterfall to check out the view from the top. We noticed to the right was a very muddy ladder that people were climbing back over from. Decided to go check it out. There were smaller waterfalls that made it's way down to the big one. Not much else.
This waterfall was a bit different because you can easily get behind it. You will get a little wet. There was also a food truck in the parking lot. Perfect timing because we were getting hungry!
Cancelled Northern Light Tour
Checked into KEX Hostel when we arrived in Reykjavik. There is a bar/restaurant on the second floor where the reception desk is. Rooms are on the third and forth floor with no elevator so backpacks are the way to go. We had a 6 people co-ed room. Only got to meet our roommates briefly: Chicago, France and Australia. Chicago and France are soloing. When Lolo and Chrissy said they were from San Francisco, Australia’s reaction was “oh the gay city. Are you gay?" LOL
Australia had booked some kind of tour that night but decided not to go because of the weather. When we told him we were going to go on the Northern Lights tour we booked, he told us to wake him up and Bluetooth him pictures if we saw them. We waited outside the hostel for about 5 minutes to find out the company had emailed us to cancel the tour due to the weather. We went back upstairs. When we got back to the room, Australia was already knocked out. We found out the next morning that he was drunk when we was talking to us the night before. We did intros again and he had the same reaction, “oh the gay city” but did not ask if they were gay XD
3 days in Iceland down, 5 more to go!
- Pet an Icelandic horse (Check!)
- Roll down a grassy hill (Check!)
- Try reindeer burger (Coming up!)