Back with another press on my Reykjavik Iceland days. On our second day tour, we soaked in the Blue Lagoon, went out to sea to watch the whales and caught the northern lights!
Blue Lagoon is a thermal pool with luxurious facilities. I wanted a massage (to pamper my body after a month of walking in Scandinavia). To my amusement/ amazement/ horror (haha), all the spa sessions were booked by the time I made it to the reception. At 10am! So do book in advance if you are ever going to the Blue Lagoon, ok?
My main course – catfish! Tasted like crab! Hmmm…Desert was great too – a pity we had to enjoy them on the bus as we had to catch the whale-watching boat. Will definitely choose to spend a day at the Blue Lagoon if I ever return. My brother and I felt so relaxed and slept really well that night! 🙂
Whale-watching was tough. Was a bit sea-sick (and I am usually not) – probably due to the intoxication of Blue Lagoon (spring water + wine + lunch!). The sea was really rough. And it was COLD out at sea! We donned a potent combination of sea+winter jumpsuit from head to toe, and still felt the chills. Phew!
Unfortunately, no one caught the whale that day…. Consolation: we did catch floating glaciers and the horizontal sunset. More consolation: the whale watching tour will be valid for 2 years or until we see the whale (whichever is earlier)… Another reason to go back 🙂
To cap the day, we caught the northern lights on our second attempt (see The geysers). It was not as spectacular as I imagined and saw on pictures. Apparently, it looks more amazing in photos due to its interaction with the camera lights. Unfortunately, I could not get a good picture (it was complicated trying to set the shutter speed, ISO etc). Below was the best picture I got – of beings watching the northern nights. But as they say, the sight will ring in your head forever. Captured, kind of , I guess 🙂
That day was a roller coaster ride! Up: Blue Lagoon. Down: Whale-watching. Up: Northern lights. Life’s ups and downs extend to travel! May all of us have more ups than downs in life and travel….