Reykjavik, Iceland Part 3

Before we went to your next stop we had some lunch in the Geysir Cafe, easy but still nice lunch. And at least we got our wine straight away here.

 

 

 

 

 

It is a bit difficult to see from this picture, but it shows many of the places that are worth seeing if you ever go to Reykjavik or Iceland. Our next stop was Gullfoss. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had to take some pictures before we went down to the actual waterfall of Gullfoss. The first thing we saw when we got out of the car was an amazing glacier. Might be hard to see from the pictures above, but tried to take a picture of it. It looks so much bigger in real life than on the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again, spectacular! No point on even commenting the pictures, I think they speak for them self. However I can tell a little bit about Gullfoss. It is located in the canyon of Hvítá river and is one of the most popular attractions in the country. 


The wide Hvítá rushes southward. About a kilometer above the falls it turns sharply to the left and flows down into a wide curved three-step "staircase" and then abruptly plunges in two stages (11 m and 21 m) into a crevice 32 m (105 ft) deep. The crevice, about 20 m (60 ft) wide, and 2.5 km in length, extends perpendicular to the flow of the river. The average amount of water running over this waterfall is 140 m³/s in the summertime and 80 m³/s in the wintertime. The highest flood measured was 2000 m³/s.  ( wikipedia.org)


By the time we were finished looking around Gullfoss it was time to head back to the apartment. Even though we wanted to see more of the sights that Iceland have to offer, we had to get dressed up and ready for the night. A bit bittersweet as it would have been so great to see a Volcano as there are a few of them in Iceland (famous ones as well, if you can call a volcano famous). 


Running a litte bit behind schedule we started our saturday night party in the car;)


 

 


 

 

 

As we were driving back we saw this strange place with a lot of stones placed everywhere on a big field, still to this day I don't know what it is but we had to stop there and take a quick look. And yes, get some great pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As our experience from the night before was a bit crap when it came to the dinner experience we had done some research before we went out for the day and booked a table at a highly recommended restaurant, Café Paris. Most people recommend it for lunch but there were some people who say it was just as good for dinner. So we decided to try it. 

 

 

 

 

It was so great that I forgot to take any more pictures. It was really good, great food, great service but also very crowded, make sure to have a reservation. 

 

Good and ready for a great night out we went from bar to bar, and what happens then? You don't take any more pictures, you just forget. But we did go to some fancy bars as well, Bar 11 was one of them and it was quite okay, a bit small and expensive, but okay. The rumor is that this is the place where the celebrities goes, and that might be true we saw a famous footballer............

 

 

 

 

 

The next day it was time to pack our bags and leave Reykjavik, but there was one stop we had to do on the way to the airport, The Blue Lagoon. 

 

 

The blue lagoon is a geothermal spa and is without a doubt the most visited tourist attraction in Iceland. The steamy waters are part of a lava formation. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. Bláa lónið is situated approximately 13 km (8 miles) from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km (24 miles) from the capital city of Reykjavík. That is roughly a 20 minute drive from the airport and a 40 minute drive from ReykjavíkThe warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis.The water temperature in the bathing and swimming area of the lagoon averages 37?39 °C (98?102 °F). The Blue Lagoon also operates a Research and Development facility to help find cures for other skin ailments using the mineral-rich water. The lagoon is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi and is renewed every 2 days. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.  (wikipedia.org)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The conclusion of this is simply, go to Iceland, you will love it!

 

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