My Arctic Grand Finale in Southwest Iceland — Day 7


Today was my last full day in Iceland. I wanted to see some of the huge cliffs and lighthouses on the Reykjanes Peninsula as well as hit up Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

My first stop was a town called Garður, that was home to two big lighthouses and, yes, another church called The Church Útskálar (The Church Lady strikes again!). I must say, the lighthouses in the U.S. are much more picturesque than the one’s in Iceland, which seem a bit more basic. There were also two large ships on display. I had no idea what they were or what their significance is because all of the text on the information board was written in Icelandic.


Another fun fact about Garður, is that it’s the home of the indie band Of Monsters and Men. Here’s their best known hit:

Then, I headed south along the shore to the Bridge Between Continents, which was pretty cool. It reminded me a little of the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls, where you can be in two countries at once. Except, this time I was on two continents at once!

As if climbing a crater wasn’t enough yesterday, I thought it would be a great idea to climb some steep seaside cliffs as well. The view didn’t disappoint!

As for the Blue Lagoon — you’ll have to anxiously wait until tomorrow for an update and photos since I couldn’t reserve a time to go until 11 p.m. tonight. Apparently, you need to book well in advance to get the time you wanted and I whiffed on that one. Luckily, it’s only 20 minutes away from my guesthouse. So hopefully, I’ll get back at a decent time to rise and shine for my early flight back to Toronto tomorrow and crank out a post on the plane.

Gott Kvöld!

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