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Day 1 - Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik, Iceland


Left Newark last night, arrived early this morning (very early) and eventually made our way by shuttle bus to the Blue Lagoon. Warm, blue water. Rest. Relaxation.

We had hoped to go searching for the Northern Lights tonight, but it was too cloudy, so I took a walk around town and then hopped into bed and all was good.

permalink written by  shoshtrvls on November 29, 2013 from Reykjavik, Iceland
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Day 2 -- Horses! Light!

Reykjavik, Iceland


Today was horse day. Two rides -- the first, in the morning, was with a large group and mostly walking but beautiful (albeit cold and rainy) weather. The afternoon was just Els, me and a guide and was fabulous. Lots of trotting, some cantering and even a little bit of galloping. Up and down hills, around a lake; beautiful scenery. One of the best rides I've had.

This evening we did get out to search for the Northern Lights and eventually found them. The first stop was quite disappointing -- really just grey swirls in the sky -- but on the way back into town, the bus pulled off into a parking lot, the guide rushed us all outside and then, there they were, beautiful blue and green swirls of light in the sky. I'm not sure I'd make a trip just for the lights, but they were definitely worth seeing.



permalink written by  shoshtrvls on November 30, 2013 from Reykjavik, Iceland
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Day 3 -- Everything Else

Reykjavik, Iceland


Today was the Golden Circle Tour and all that comes with it: Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss, and Geysir (which doesn't hold a candle to Yellowstone, btw).

In between, however, was snowmobiling at Langjokull Glacier. I'm not sure I've ever been so cold and wet, but it was also a lot of fun. Time well spent.

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Day 4 -- Hanging

Reykjavik, Iceland


Spent the morning just exploring Reykjavik -- stores, museums and shops, before heading home.


permalink written by  shoshtrvls on March 6, 2014 from Reykjavik, Iceland
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