Months Visited: July
We enjoy a moderate level of luxury when we travel, but we will sacrifice some comfort and luxury if necessary to search out unusual or remote attractions. We try to fill each day with as many stops and activities as we can without having to rush or miss anything at each stop. We are an adventurous family that enjoys educational stops as well as fun attractions and scenic outdoor locations and features. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 2 children- Age 17 years, Age 13 years
Description: Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland and the capital of this country as well, and it is situated on Faxaflo Bay’s southern shores. This city has a population of approximately 120,000 people, and it is the center of history, culture, and government for Iceland. It is thought that Reykjavik was the first location in Iceland that was permanently settled, and it is believed that this occurred around 870 A.D. Reykjavik received city status in the late 1700s, and it is still a very important city today. This city is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world, and it is also very highly rated for being clean and green as well. The city is spread out over a large area, and it offers plenty of open spaces and natural beauty.
Our Experiences: We enjoyed wandering around this city. There is lots to do here.
Address: Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Southwest Iceland
Description: The Blue Lagoon is one of the top spots to visit in Iceland, and it is incredibly popular with locals and tourists both. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa that is situated in a lava field, and the warm waters found here are very rich in a number of minerals. Many people with skin conditions including psoriasis have found relief by soaking in the thermal spa here, and there is also a research center here where research is conducted on the health benefits of the mineral enriched water. Visitors from around the globe come to the Blue Lagoon for the health and relaxation benefits that the thermal pools provide.
Our Experiences: We really enjoyed the Blue Lagoon thermal spa, it was very relaxing and we recommend this stop to others. The rules were very strict as far as showering and hygiene were concerned, but that just reassured us. We had to shower before we could enter the thermal spa, and once we were in the water it was so nice and warm that we could not help but relax. The smell of the water was stronger than what we were used to because of the minerals that it contained, but it was not unpleasant in any way. This stop received a thumbs up from all of us.