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Iceland Day 2: Reykjavic to Blonduous

April 19, 2015

Still on NY timezone, we had to drag ourselves up and down to breakfast. So unusual for us! Mmm….buffet breakfast!

Then we were off to do a little more sightseeing around Reykjavic. Mum’s beautifully planned walk lost to the blow-me-down wind and so we drove between sites. The highlights were:

Solfar (sun voyager) seaside sculpture

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Harpa concert hall

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Hallgrímskirkja church

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Awesome city view from the top of the church’s tower

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Perlan (a restaurant built on hot water towers)

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Then we were off north-west:


To Nathan’s enjoyment we passed through an impressive tunnel that was 5.8kms, took two years to build and took an hour off the drive time 🙂

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Borganes – Icelandic Viking settlement museum.

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Reykholt – sorry we didn’t take any pictures of our own so follow the link 🙂

Lunch at Husafell – best pizza ever! (besides Nick’s pizza in Roseville or Roman Gourmet in Maplewood of course)

A walk around Hraunafoss and Barnafoll. Lachie nearly got blown over at one point by the wind, so mum & dad kept Eli & Lachie very close at hand much to their disappointment.

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A walk up the Grabrok crater, with its stunning views of the lava fields and mountains.

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Driving past moss covered lava fields, snow capped peaks and snow-melt rivers…

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On to Blonduous…

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for dinner and bed (check out the view from our window)

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We had hoped to relax in the local thermal bathes that night but unfortunately they were closed for the day. Next time!

A super fun and interesting day!

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