As we travel around Iceland, our diary is a simple way to let our readers know what we’ve been up to over the last few days. Expect much more detailed posts once we return home.
Iceland travel diaries fifth and final part starts now.
Rain and fog are back after more than a week of mercy. We spent almost all day exploring the Snæfellsnes peninsula starting from Grundarfjördur, where we had slept the night before. Awesome view from our bedroom window to Kirkjufell. From here we explored the peninsula heading west and following the road all the way to Borgarnes. The highlights were the local glacier Snæfellsjökull, multiple beach sites with some interesting rock formations and plenty of bird life, Raudfeldsgjá canyon and the ever impressing basalt columns and lava fields. To finish the day, time for some waterfalls: Glanni in Bifröst and Hraunfossar in Húsafell.
On our way back to the capital region, we started by hiking to the Glymur waterfall, a somewhat tricky trail that leads into a beautiful canyon-like area where the falls drop from an impressive height. After this, we headed to the Reykjanes peninsula. Here there’s plenty of geothermal activity and eruption “leftovers” that make this yet another stunning place just in the outskirts of Reykjavík. To finish in style, we went to the famous Blue Lagoon with its natural heated water at around 40 degrees, and a bar in the middle. Spectacular.
Final day in Iceland. We spent the morning doing one last stroll in Reykjavik so that we could buy some last-minute gifts. Flight back to London in the afternoon and the end to another great trip.