Goodbyes are always the hardest.
- Seljavallalaug Hot Spring Pool
- Icelandic Horses
- Secret Lagoon
- Reykjavik Camping
No trip to Iceland is complete without taking a dip in some of the volcanic hot springs. Most people flock to the famous and expansive Blue Lagoon outside of Reykjavik, but as we had not made reservations months in advance, we went in search of some awesome alternatives to end our trip properly.
Seljavallalaug Hot Spring Pool was our first stop. Finding the pool is half the challenge here, and even if you don’t choose to take a dip, the hike to it is scenic and dotted with farmhouses and little streams. The pool is fed by hot water from the nearby Eyjafjallajökull volcano which is currently completely capped by ice, and wasn’t exactly hot, but Shane went in anyway.
Iceland’s fluffy horses are famous for their cuteness. We stopped along the road to spend some quality time with these guys.
Secret Lagoon Hot Spring was a true Icelandic hot spring pool spa. It is fed by a nearby geyser and surrounded by small hot spring pools and moss covered rocks. The bottom is black sand and you can lounge on large rocks in the pool. It was not crowded and was extremely relaxing.
We ended the night in the extremely nice Reykjavik Campground and cooked up all the rest of our food in their giant and well stocked kitchen for a last feast. In the morning we dropped off our camper van — home for the past 4 days, and flew over to Stockholm to complete our Iceland Air stopover trip which was an insanely good deal. Iceland, I’ll be back to your magical shores soon!