Iceland
Capital Region

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  • Day3

    Blue Lagoon

    November 24, 2017 in Iceland

    Had a late breakfast and a lazy morning looking around the shops before setting off to the Blue Lagoon at one o'clock.

    This is a geothermal pool that is kept at a steady 37 degrees by adding sea water to the already hot water from the ground.

    The salt in the sea water when added to the naturally found minerals from beneath the ground are meant to good for your skin.

    However the walk from the complex to the pool when it's minus ten degrees (when taking into account the wind chill factor), especially when you are already wet having had to shower once you have changed, is certainly an experience!

    I also never thought I would ever find myself queuing up to apply a mud pack to my face!

    They also have a swim up bar!

    But once you are in.... You suddenly remember that you have to get out again!!!

    All in all an experience that we will never forget and that we are very glad that we did.

    Sorry no pictures...... The one that is included was taken this morning when out and about (at 11 o'clock!).

    Apparently come the middle of December, they only have two hours of daylight from 11:00 to 13;00!

    Off to try and see the Northern Lights again tonight....xx
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  • Day2

    Nora Magasin

    November 23, 2017 in Iceland

    So the Northern Lights tour has been cancelled for tonight..... Unsurprisingly due to the horrendous weather out of town.

    So not to look a gift horse in the mouth, we took advantage of the happy hour in the hotel bar..... Quick change and out to visit Nora's which we found in the guide book.

    They do a beer tasting tray!!!!!!🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺..... And a great burger.... What is not too like.....????

  • Day17

    Learning Islandic & dining

    June 6, 2017 in Iceland

    The most important sentence is "allt i lagi", translates to ok, awesome or are you okay if you add a "?". More over we tried lopster soup and some nice fish sticks from the grill complimentary to my nice colleagues from oose! For the German followers: berliner Ehepaar bei uns am Tisch: "hmm, lobstersoup, ich dachte die hätten hier Hummersuppe, aber dann probieren wir eben die aus"

  • Day18

    May I introduce: this is Bodo!

    June 7, 2017 in Iceland

    Bodo will take us to nice places in Island during the next days. Today he showed us the peninsula Reykjanes with hot springs, the place, where the tectonic plates between Eurasia and Nord-America split and fantastic views in a nature that looks like travelling the moon

  • Day1

    First views of Helsinki...

    November 22, 2017 in Iceland

    Deposited our bags in the hotel.... Then went out to explore the city.

    Very cold.... Flutters of snow.....

    Getting our bearings we strolled around both the old and new towns

    Some crazy people were testing the ice across the lake....

    Came across the Hallgrimskirkja Church.... Took in the stunning panoramic views of the city and across the bay from the top of the tower.

    We are then heading out at nine o'clock in search of the illusive northern lights.Read more

  • Day15

    Walk around Reykjavik

    June 4, 2017 in Iceland

    What an interesting place. Harbour, city, a lot of German, American and Asien tourists (I even managed a very asian picture pose 😉) and a tattoo convention - all in one day.
    And key learning: hot water from the tap is only for showering - it really smells like rotten eggs! The cold water is fine

  • Day25

    After visiting Videy Island, a tiny island close to Reykjavik, we enjoyed some regional beers and met great people around town. Even the Foo fighters played for our last evening in Iceland. Now its of to New York, finally no more freezing

  • Day22

    Mount Esja hike

    June 11, 2017 in Iceland

    For the first time in my life I know what real hiking means. I hated the way up a bit, loved the way down and can understand now, why people do this 😉
    After a night out in town listening to a crazy young band, we hiked Esja close to Reykjavik today

  • Day24

    Drive through park

    June 13, 2017 in Iceland

    Today we drove through heidmørk, a park, which prepared us well for the US, you can drive through it 😉and I found my true passion: went swimming over 1 km, never did that before and really enjoyed it - who would have thought that?

  • Day16

    Cycling across town

    June 5, 2017 in Iceland

    Took a bicycle ride around town. Saw a lighthouse, the old airport, a beach (apparently 12 degrees is bathing weather for locals) and super nice streetart. Got shot at with a golfball as well, but survived - living on the edge 😉 oh, and stumbled in on a first division soccer game in the neighborhood

You might also know this place by the following names:

Höfuðborgarsvæði, Hoefudborgarsvaedi, Capital Region, Región de la capital, Région de la capitale, Regione della capitale, Distrito da Capital, Huvudstadsregion

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