On our 3rd day in Iceland, we drive down to blue lagoon early in the morning at 6.45am. We booked our admission to the blue lagoon at the opening time 8am for 40 Euros online, where we opt for the cheapest package.
The Blue Lagoon
Address: Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavik, Iceland
Opening: Daily 8AM – 10PM
Prepare to the blue lagoon – pack swimsuit, towel, and slippers.
Upon check in, they will issue u a blue strap for you to tap in and out and if any purchase made through the strap, and pay the balance upon leaving.
We need to change in swim suit before enter to shower area, shampoo and conditional provided. Do apply conditioner on hair when leaving the shower.
Jewellary are recommended to be removed and bring along zip lock bag to keep hand phones.
It was cold however the moment you enter the water it feels fine.
Searching for the free silica mask available on the left side after entering the lagoon.
Hair dryers are available. It is an experience to try the geothermal spa in cold weather, of course, there are natural ones you can find elsewhere in Iceland for free. Blue Lagoon is just an tourist attraction.
Next destination to the golden circle at the gullfoss waterfall, it was a long ride estimate 2.5 hrs and arrive at 1.15pm. The waterfall is magnificent and really huge. The wind is extremely cold as we are at the top viewing the water gushing down, water splash on us and eye lash with ice frozen sticking on it.
Stokkur Geysir is just 5 mins away and there is a smelly sulphur smell in the air. It boils every 5 mins interval and the size and height varies so we stood there for 15 mins to take photos. If you were to get around it is pretty slippery hence, make sure you are on anti-slip shoes and stay cautious. There is a café and gift shop and access to toilet I bought my Iceland bookmark and magnet. That cost 10 plus sgd.
We left the geysir and head back to our apartment. Since the sun hasn’t set, we went to the Hallgrímskirkja Church walkable distance and we took some snapshot just before sun set.
Address: Hallgrimskirkja, Hallgrímstorg 101
There is this waffle cart selling waffles which you can try. But we decided to try out the popular hotdog. Hence, we walk down to the Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs, near the gray line headquarter, there was some construction around the area. Price increase, no longer 400 per hotdog is 420 isk. It doesn’t look very appetizing, but it taste good especially the crispy crunch inside which I think is fried onion that making it tastes nice
Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs
Address: Tryggvagata 1, 101 Reykjavik
We booked our tour at 7pm since we didnt catch on the first night no extra charges. They guarantee you 2 years you can book with them again if you didnt manage to catch the aurora.
The Aurora is really phenomenon! Download the aurora photo taking app. Maintain high exposure and bring tripod.
The dark sky came across the aurora and they are moving and dancing changing of colour. It is so mind blowing and the sky are filled with stars. It is really freezing but what caught in our eyes beats the cold. We try to snap as much as we could and it was really excited how it is to see aurora in my lifetime. I am fortunate enough that the trip is fruitful. The heat pack I brought along doesn’t help to keep me from the cold. The cold up there is extremely freezing. We had a good 1 hour to snap shot and get ready to go back it was rather early where the trip end at 11pm plus when the aurora start to fade and we bid good bye.
We checkout by dropping the keys at the letter box at 4am to depart to return our car, everything was fine and no extra charges included and we waited for the shuttle bus to the airport. Taking Icelandair from Iceland to German, Frankfurt and we changed back the remaining of Isk back to euro and got back 80 euro per pax.
Total spending isk about 70 euro per pax for the past 4 days.