Our final full day in Iceland was bittersweet. On one hand, I was thoroughly exhausted. On the other, I knew that we had only scratched the surface of what Iceland had to offer and I wasn’t ready to give up the amazing feeling I had while I was there.
We started off our day by hiking to the top of Eldborg Crater. It was an incredibly muddy and surprisingly warm hike to the top that took us about 2.5 hours to do. The last few sections were pretty rough and we pulled ourselves up the steep side by the chains along the path. Standing at the top of the crater was pretty amazing though!
We then made our way back to Reykjavik, making a quick stop at a local market called Ljomalind to buy some handmade crafts, a stop I recommend for quality souvenirs!
We had scheduled a photography session through Flytographer that afternoon, so we checked into our hotel and got ready. If you don’t know, Flytographer is this amazing travel company that hooks you up with local photographers so you can have some amazing travel photos to remember your trip by! We used them in Greece and I’m so happy we made the investment to use them again this time.
We met up with our photographer, Rakel, at Krysuvik (the geothermal area from day 1). She was so amazing. We ventured to several areas that really captured the natural beauty of Iceland and I find myself looking at the photos over and over whenever I start to miss our adventure. (all the photos below were taken by Rakel Osk)
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We had scheduled one last touristy attraction for the evening, the famous Blue Lagoon. I’m going to be honest here, I really didn’t like it.
After running through the blistering cold to the water, I found the water temperature to not be that comforting. I was still very cold and uncomfortable and the amount of people around really ruined the mood. We had pre-ordered drinks and the mud masks with our package, so we slathered the mask on and drank our drinks before heading back to the locker rooms and leaving. I think we may have been spoiled by the Secret Lagoon earlier in the trip, because I didn’t understand they hype of this place.
That night, we found a great noodle place to enjoy dinner and spent one last night wandering the streets of Reykjavik.
This trip was truly the start I needed in this new chapter of my life. I also have a feeling this won’t be the last time we step foot into this magical country. <3