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Iceland Day 2: Reykjavic to Blonduous

April 19, 2015
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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:

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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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