A home away from home

They say if you visit a place at least 3 times, it’s time to start looking for property. Ok, maybe they don’t really say that, but its definitely crossed our mind.

After booking our flights with Icelandair, we decided to take advantage of their stopover option and spent a few extra days at some of our favorite places in Iceland. Stops at the Blue Lagoon, Gjain, Stong, Geysir, Gullfoss, Efstidalur’s HLÖÐULOFTIÐ Farm to table restaurant (twice), Brúarfoss and Sky Lagoon filled our 3 days. The weather wasn’t perfect but when visiting Iceland you need to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature dishes out.

Check out a few photo highlights from our most recent trip.

Commonwealth farm exhibit in Thjorsardalur
Stong – Viking era long house
Small valley of Gjain with waterfalls, volcanic rocks and rushing streams.
Feeding the Icelandic horses
Brúarfoss waterfall gets its vibrant blue color from the melt on Langjokull glacier. An easy, but muddy trail, takes you past 2 waterfalls on your way to this beauty.
Reykjavík and view of Hallgrimskirkja Church
Sky Lagoon – geothermal spa at sunset. Located close to downtown Reykjavik and opened in 2021. This is a great alternative, and less crowded, option than the Blue Lagoon. They offer a 7 step ritual that includes warm and cold water pools, steam, scrubs and fresh air.
Blue Lagoon and Silica mud masks. Visiting the lagoon has always been our first stop when traveling to Iceland. It’s such a great way to get rejuvenated after a flight.
Reunited with the Pepperoni taco sandwich while we waited for a break in the rain.

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