Iceland Day Four


Monday 15 August 2022

Iceland Day Four

 Day four in Iceland was our last full day and also my birthday. I woke myself up at midnight to see the “darkness. It was so surreal.

Then we had breakfast before packing our bags. The plan for my birthday was to go pony riding, paddle in some hot springs and then go for fish and chips with a birthday beer in Reykjavik. As we got in the car and headed toward the stables and I wondered what on earth we were doing. It was raining, it was cloudy, it was miserable and cold. Once we got to the stables the girls doing the ride were a breath of fresh air. I had booked the mountains and meadows tour from Icelandic Horseworld. We just had to accept that there were probably mountains and meadows around us! They offered us more waterproofs and gloves and got us kitted out so we could enjoy ourselves whatever the weather. Whilst we had no view, we had lots of fun. We even braved a tolt. A lovely birthday treat.

Then we headed to Reykjadalur Hot springs. Luckily it had opened for walkers at the beginning of June. With the weather looking grim, I wasn’t sure if we should even start the walk. However, we thought we would give it a go. We left our swimming gear behind though. The hike was reasonably hard for someone that has never hiked. But doable. 

We arrived at the hot springs to find loads of people in their swimming costumes. We had to settle with a paddle.

We then headed back to our original apartment block in Reykjavik. Then a wander to find a fish and chip shop that my friend had recommended. It was so good and the perfect end to our holiday.

Iceland was everything I expected and more. I would love to go back in the winter months to compare and maybe even see the northern lights.Have you been to Iceland? What did you like best?

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