Blue Lagoon Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is waste water from a geothermal plant that provides Reykjavík with electricity. The silica and stuff are from the lava fields though I suppose. Either way, for us it was way too pricey and we never went in. Our last day though we still had to drive around that area so we did stop to look outside.

We walked around the lava fields a bit, looked at the water and then went back to the car. It was quite cold and windy and we didn’t feel like paying €80 pp for a hot bath. Hue enjoyed the scenery though 🙂

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Travelling with friends

So me and bae usually go on our own adventures even though we’ve been away a few times with family as well. Our trip to Iceland with my bff and her bf though was the first time we went away with another couple. Since we had separate rooms, I wouldn’t say it was any different besides getting to choose your company (we all have that annoying aunt…)(being one myself :P) Either way, this post will be a memorial to our lovely friends, thank you for being our witnesses and joining us for this epic trip we did 😛

For one thing, to get one good photo you usually need to take like a million bad ones..

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Like taking odd photos with everyone’s mouth full
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Having issues figuring out where the camera actually was ^^
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Me missing bf in every first shoot
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Don’t know whether him in the photo improved it though..
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Playing Lemmings between the tectonic plates in Thingvellir
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Being photo bombed by strangers with retard cars and slime sacks
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Doing supercool things like going down a lava tunnel together
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And actually getting one really nice photo of all of us. Please note I’m not the one handling the selfiestick ^^

A huge plus for me as well was that I had someone to do all the planning with, bff and me sort of have the same ideas about planning, so yes it got a bit out of hand for a while but in the end we did have a really lovely time together. If I get a saw I’d have her help me with all my travel plans, regardless if she’s joining or not 😛 😀 Love you A!

 

Hiking at Hjörleifshöfði

We had one of them tourist maps when we drove on the south coast of Iceland and it mentioned Hjörleifshöfði as a historical site worth stopping at. We had a shortened hike at Fjaðrárgljúfur so with time so spare we took the exit for a little detour.

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View from Hjörleifshöfði towards Katla

So, Hjörleifshöfði or “Hjörleifur´s Headland” is a 221 m tuff rock that was once an island, today though you are able to drive around the whole thing since the ocean has withdrawn a bit. Me and bae went straight to the parking lot, took our picnic with us and then started on the hike. We saw a few other cars and like one other couple on the hills but all far away. After being on the Golden Circle this was a quite new and nice feeling. Having a piece of the country to our selves.

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Looking at the map we followed the recommendation with walking clockwise, starting with the steepest part first

We did see a few more cars pulling over (I had to stop to “look at the view and breath heavily”) but most turned and drove around the island instead of walking up upon it. We didn’t mind. The trail was clearly marked and easy to follow (in the sense you couldn’t get lost).

The views were stunning! I wish we had had this weather the other day when we went to Skaftafell National Park but this was still a lovely surprise. At the top we sat down hiding from the wind, having a cuppa before writing in the guest book and following the trail down.

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Hue paying his respect to Hjörleifur Hróðmarsson, the blood brother of Ingólfur Arnarson who was the first Viking settler of Iceland in year 874
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I was so cold, thought the husband was trying to be macho with not even wearing gloves but it turned out I had fever chills… It was still a really nice hike!

On the way back down we walked by where the actual different farms had been. According to history there had been three different farms on the island, some dying out of people moving away by choice and others cause of the close by active volcano…

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Hue sitting in one of the ruins

Once back in the car we drove out and around the rock, checked out the cave and looked at the gorgeous beach. Don’t try to drive all the way around though unless you have a car for river crossing.

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Bit cold in the water but a nice view non the less

From scratch

I think about my blog a lot, which must seem silly since I post very rarely; at the moment I have even reverted all posts to drafts – we’ll see which of them gets back onto the blog and which gets trashed.

When thinking of what I want with the blog I draw up a blank. Not a good start for sure. I would probably guess that my number one reason would be company. I believe I want the blog as a means of expression, of sharing my creations with the world and also keeping tabs of them but deep down I know that’s not why I write. Why don’t I write everyday then? Well, I’m a bit introvert I suppose? Don’t really want to hang out with people every day ^^

Anyway, the dates will be all off now when I start reposting the old post that make it through my culling but since this is all for me and you the reader is most likely just me as well then that won’t really matter?