Ok so this post has been sat in my ‘drafts’ for nearly a year now, and I’ve finally gotten around to finishing it up. If you’ve read my previous posts in my Iceland Travel Diary Series, you’ll know last year I spent 5 days in Iceland, and we had so much fun exploring the country. This post finalises the travel diary as we move onto days 4 and 5. But, before you read this post, be sure to read all about the precious days first. Click here to be directed to day one, here for day two and here for day three. Now you’ve caught up on our first three days, let’s get onto the fourth and fifth days.
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is on a lot of people’s bucket lists, and after seeing all the beautiful photos, we knew we had to pay a visit whilst we were in Iceland. It is often recommended that you visit on the way to or from the airport as it isn’t easily accessible unless you book transport or hire a car. We opted for the latter and hired a car to drive there. It was an easy, smooth drive and took us around 40 minutes from our hotel.
If you didn’t already know, the Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon and geothermal spa. the water temperatures are around 37-40oc, so not too hot, but more like a warm bath. We pre-booked a few days prior (I recommend booking as early as possible as costs change frequently on their website), and we opted for the ‘comfort package’. This includes entrance to the Blue Lagoon, a Silice mud mask, use of a towel, and 1st drink of choice for free. This was perfect for us, but you can upgrade and splurge a little more if you want to maybe treat yourself.
I found the lagoon mesmerising, and the turquoise waters captivating. We relaxed in the lagoon, floating round the whole lagoon, grabbed and drink and obviously took plenty of photos over the 3-4 hours we spent here. If I’m transparent, I think the cost for the blue lagoon is ridiculous, but it’s definitely one thats worth ticking off that bucket list.
Shopping and Dinner in Reykjavik
We headed back to the hotel after the Blue Lagoon, freshened up and heading back into the centre of Reykjavik one last time. It was the perfect opportunity to grab some last gifts and souvenirs, soak in the rest of the beautiful city and enjoy one last dinner. All before heading back to the hotel to pack, play cards and wind down for the evening, ready for our 5am hotel departure.
Departure Day and Heading Home to York
Departure day is always the worst, especially leaving behind such a beautiful country like Iceland. We were picked up at 5am, and coach transferred to the airport, taking in the last of the beautiful scenery.
Every time someone asks me about Iceland, I always say that I underestimated it’s beauty. I will definitely need to visit again in the future, but next time in the snow.
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Related Posts –
- Iceland Travel Diary – Day 1: Travelling to Iceland and Sightseeing in Reykjavik
- Iceland Travel Diary – Day 2: The Golden Circle
- Iceland Travel Diary – Day 3: Exploring Reykjavík
- The Bucket List
- European City-Breaks on my Bucket List