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iceland, part three: more reykjavík and blue lagoon.

I feel like I always start my posts with an apology, but it’s necessary since I’m super behind on the blogging game—so sorry this is so late! It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to sit down and edit photos and prep posts. Let’s get to the interesting stuff now!

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To kick off our day, we explored some more areas of Reykjavík, checking out the area by the lake. I wanted to go to the Listasafn Islands and see the exhibitions, but sadly, the museum was closed for the installation of the next exhibition. So, we just ventured around the area and ate lunch back in the downtown core. Once our stomachs were filled with food (that bread bowl with mushroom soup was massive), we headed back to the hotel and packed our belongings for the Blue Lagoon.

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What trip to Iceland doesn’t include a trip to the world famous Blue Lagoon? The man-made geothermal spa is definitely something that many associate Iceland with, so naturally, we obviously had to make a stop there. Originally, we were supposed to go at the end of the trip but we opted to move it to the beginning instead. 

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After the 45 minute drive and after checking in, we were given our bracelets, bathrobes and flip flops. We had to shower naked (and mind you, some shower stalls didn’t have doors) in the designated area and then we were finally set to hop into the water.

I took a small tumble when I was entering the water because I stepped on a slippery rock and fell on my bum. I ended up losing a bit of skin on my elbow and bruising my shin. But besides that, the experience was the definition of relaxation. We tried out the silica mask and the algae mask that came with our package, sampled a drink from the bar, and spent a lot of time in the hotter areas of the water. 

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Two funny things that seemed more like misfortunes at the time: 1) I lost one of my rings in the changerooms and couldn’t find it, and 2) I unknowingly left my bra in the shower area and couldn’t find it when I was putting my clothing on again. Turns out it had fallen onto the ground and was soaked by the time I retrieved it. Oops.

Next up: adventuring beyond Reykjavík! x