Our first day on the tour began with a hotel breakfast! Lucky us. We really were expecting there to only be a few of us on this tour but there turned out to be 2 coaches full of us! And we got he best tour guide, Arni, who was lovely and funny and told the best stories. The coach was full of a few families, lots of couples, and friends of all ages, so it was a wide spread group of people which seemed promising as we were set to spend the next 4 days with them!
We started off the day by visiting a tower to view the whole of Rekyjavik from above which was great.
When we got on the coach, the views were constantly beautiul. The landscapes of Iceland were just mind blowing.
We then visited Pingvellir, a national park that holds a lot of history for the Icelanders.
And then we headed to the geysers and hot springs, which were a true sight!
When we arrived we were given a shot of Black Death which wasn’t very nice, and then some hot spring bread and egg served with Icelandic butter which was yummy.
And then on the way back we visited Gullfoss, which means gold watefall. Katie and I were the only ones who actually went down to the waterfall properly because of how icey the slope was, but aside from a minor slip, it was an amazing experience and so beautiful.
When we arrived at the hotel we jumped in the hot tub!
And we saw the nothern lights later in the evening, but I have no decent photos to show of it! It was quite spectacular though, even if the bright green you see in photos is all exposure and photo shop. Still pretty magical though!