The day was raining and all the snow I had seen on my first day in Iceland was gone. The formerly snow covered lava fields near Reykjavik were now showing their warm yellow-green moss coverings. It was as if I was in a totally different place with a cool mist replaced the ice cold winter of just a few days earlier. We headed south and then eventually along Iceland’s coast driving coast past beautiful cliffs and waterfalls, black lava sand beaches, Icelandic horse farms, barley and hay fields.
We were then off to the waterfalls (after the guides allowed us a beer stop). The first one was pretty cool,
but the second one, Seljalandsfoss, was awesome…and you have the ability to walk behind it. Words don’t do it justice.
It was then back to the hotel for a quick shower and the off to a conference dinner. I left early as Gunner, from Friend in Iceland, called and invited me to go out for dinner with two of his Icelandic friends. (Iceland is a very friendly place!)
Well, I don’t like it. It is a very large manmade hot mineral pool with various facilities, some complimentary and some not (like massages). Charges are made by RFID wristbands that you charge things to…and you can’t get out until you pay for them and deposit your wristband in the turnstile. Was it better than hanging out at the 3 star Radisson Blu Saga Hotel with all the construction noise? Yes. Was it one of the least satisfying experiences of my stay? Yes. Was it terrible? Not quite.
From there it was a short bus ride to airport for a quick check-in, some lunch in the Icelandair Saga Lounge and an uneventful flight home.