Upon last year I’ve been highly motivated to focus on new projects at work, thus I didn’t leave off for more than 3 days. Therefore I even more appreciate short trips which help me recharge my batteries, and what I really need for reset myself are: active outdoor leisure and brand new experiences.
The Icelandic weekend was exactly a such reset time.
I recommend to stop by in The Blue Lagoon during staing around Reykjavik. This is the most popular SPA on Iceland where travel tourists from all over the World and I definitely can say that it is worth its price. Moreover advertising videos and photos of Blue Lagoon don’t show a real brilliance of that place (even thoug they look like improved in photoshop). Briefly The Blue Lagoon is geothermal water complex rich in minerals which influence on skin is visible directly after bath. Additionally they offer varius face masks, we have tried silica mud mask (totally awsome). It was perfect time for relaxation especially after our flight from quite warm (as for the autumn) Tricity to frosty and windy Reykjavik. Just imagine how pleasant is dipping in 40 degrees C water when at the same time outdoor is freezing. We were even more impressed by romantic lights and natural rocks surrounding a whole area!
(*Tip: GoPro would be usefull for taking photos- our Iphons died becouse of low temperature)
I can definitely reccomend to see The Golden Circle:
1.The Gulfoss Waterfall
2. Geysir Geothermal Area
3.Thingvellir – National Park which is listed on UNESCO as the place of link two tectonic layers Euroasiatic and Northern American
And for those who don’t like wild nature – Reykjavik, which is a lovely city full of the Vikings and other scandinavian accents 🙂
Apart from beutiful places which gave us new sight on wild nature, like tectonic layers, countless waterfalls, geysers and volcano deserts, our highly set goal was trying local cuisines. The first point of our trip was supermarket-haunting for whale meat (Iceland is one of three contries where purchase of whale is allowed). Common whale preperation was great final of the full of a positive experience day.
The idea how to prepare whale you can find here 🙂 or if you arent’t going to Iceland you can substitude whale by either beaf or pork.
In the Blue Lagoon we had opportunity to try typical icelandic smoothie based on skyr. I think it’s also a great idea for packed lunch.
We also couldn’t resist try of a Clinton’s favourite hot-dogs. Although this is just a junk-food, I didn’t feel guilty at all, thanks to awarness of who was the customer of this small stall. Anyway… just take a look on this queue! 🙂
Of course we couldn’t forget about shark meat. Due to toxicity of the shark it is processed by putrefaction, hence I do not recommend open it in public places and if you wanna try – get ready some strong alcohol at hand (it definitely doesn’t have beautiful fragrance).
And finally the most important point – aurora haunting! We caught it! 🙂