July 29, 30, 31
On my way to Amsterdam, I decided to stay a couple days in beautiful Iceland during my layover. After arriving in the Keflavik airport, I took the bus straight from there to the Blue Lagoon. The spa at the Blue Lagoon is extremely relaxing. It is like a big hot tub with white clay sand on the bottom. There is also steam rooms and a sauna to use.
After the lagoon, I took the bus to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The city is lively and very enjoyable, with an epic church at the top of the hill that the city surrounds.
I took a bus tour the next day called the ‘Golden Circle’ tour, which brought us to a few of the most popular ‘tourist’ sites around the Reykjavik area. We saw the ancient parliament of Thingvellir, as well as geysers and the epic Gullfoss waterfall.
A minor setback happened the morning I was supposed to fly to Amsterdam… I was supposed to wake up at 4 am to catch the bus to the Keflavik airport. I woke up at 9 sharp. So, after talking with a nice lady at the airport I changed my ticket to the same flight the next morning, and stayed in Keflavik for the night – beautiful town.
Then, I was off to Amsterdam, where the next installments of this blog will be from.