10.8.17

ICELAND - A Travel Diary: Days 3&4

As you're aware I'm currently in Iceland! Falling in love with it everyday, make sure you catch up on my last post of Days 1&2 before reading on! 



Day 3 was our last full day in Reykjavik and we decided to have quite a relaxed day before our road trip began. After breakfast we headed to the local swimming pool; not so glamorous and I couldn't take any pictures for obvious reasons! But imagine an outdoor pool and 5 different plunge pools, all with different temperatures. It was the best way to spend the morning, hopping from the 30 degree pool, all the way to the 44 degree one, whilst sitting outside in the very fresh (cold) air. I spent some time in the steam room and also the salt water pool - lots of minerals which are good for the skin! In honesty, I felt like having a nap after having such a relaxing few hours. 

For lunch we had to take up one of my fave gals advice and visit Svarta Kaffid - an old school soup restaurant. With only two soups to choose from daily which are served in a huge loaf of bread. Yep, soup served INSIDE bread. Why have I not thought of this sooner!? Thanks so much to Mel for the recommendation - we all loved it and kinda craved it for the rest of the day. 
Not so picturesque but extremely tasty!

From there, we wandered up to the immense white concrete Hallgrímskirkja Church, bought tickets to enter the 75m high tower and admired the view from the top. (Slight Rapunzel vibes..)



Later that evening we went for a drink at Bergsson Mathús, apparently a very popular brunch spot, another place where I fell in love with the interior! And then on to the Dómkirkja Cathedral to listen to a local musician recite some Bach music. So beautiful and relaxing! 



What better way to end the day than a hearty portion of fish and chips by the harbour - I was so hungry by this point I didn't even think to snap a photo. But I'm sure you all know by now my love for food! The fish here in Iceland is amazing and it's making it so easy for me, as I've recently become pescatarian! A transition which I've wanted to make for so long!

Day 4 was the beginning of our road trip, but we had a couple of things to tick off before we left the main city. First off we went to The Volcano House and watched a short movie all about volcanoes and the history of Iceland (inner nerd is slowly coming out). Then a wander down the harbour led us to the Concert Hall - Harpa. 




Further down the sea front is the famous sculpture called Sun Craft by Jón Gunnar Árnason, it's a ship like skeleton which sits perfectly on the seaside with the mountains in the distance.


Then we got in the car, ready for our 3 hour drive up to Stykkishólmur, with a quick stop to see the gorgeous Icelandic horses!


It's a charming town on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (don't worry, I can't pronounce these words either!). It's such a picturesque place, built on a natural harbour. 

We checked in, and wandered up to the basalt island Súgandisey, which has scenic lighthouse and amazing views over the town and beyond!


Finally, we managed to book a table in the very popular seafood restaurant called Sjávarpakkhúsid. If you're in the area - you need to come here and order the scallops - they were unreal!!


I managed to catch the sunset too! Perfect end to the day ...



Hope you've enjoyed reading my travel diary! I've loved writing them, capturing the beautiful views and reminding myself just how lucky I am.. the world is so incredible.

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  1. Kirby! The images you've snapped are yet again stunning! You're seriously tempting me to book a trip to iceland and I do not do the cold :') I can't wait to read your next post and to see some more lovely images xx

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    1. Ah sare thank you so much!! Glad you've loved the photos! It's definitely worth the cold weather, never seen some views quite like it! Xxx

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  2. Oh Kirby stop it!!!! I wanna go so so bad after seeing your posts. Your photography just blows my mind and seeing those horses made me 'awwww' out loud. So cute! Loved reading this - the bread bowl soup looks amazing! Xxx

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    1. Ah thank you so much!!! Yes the horses were so cute! The soup in bread has probs been my favourite meal hahaha Xxx

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  3. Iceland looks incredible. The photos look so dreamy. I would love to visit Iceland one day. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. Thanks for reading Antonia, glad you like the photos!! Yes add it to your bucket list :) Xxx

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  4. Iceland looks so amazing! Hope you're having the best time! Also soup IN bread is genius!! xx

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    1. Isn't it just!! Ah thank you, I really am! I never thought a cold holiday would be my kinda thing but I have loved it so far! Xxx

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  5. All of their interiors are so amazing! It makes me so jel as it's totally my aesthetic too hahaha. Lovely second part of the travel diaries xxx

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    1. I kinda wanna replicate it ALL in my house!! Thanks Katy Xxxx

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  6. Your photography is amazing!! Hope you're having the best time xxx

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    1. Thank you babe!! I'm having the best time Xxx

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  7. Oh my god, these photographs are absolutely amazing! Like something out of a travel magazine! I would love to visit Iceland, it looks incredible xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. Ah thank you so much lovely!! So kind of you! It really is.. get it added to your bucket list! xxx

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  8. I'm so jealous of your photography skills, they're amazing! It looks like such a stunning place Abi | ramblingsofablonde.co.uk

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