Reykjavik + The Blue Lagoon

Reykjavik + The Blue Lagoon

Iceland only got more amazing with each day of our trip!
After driving the Golden Circle and exploring the countryside,
we headed into Reykjavik + The Blue Lagoon our final day here.
The Blue Lagoon is closer out by the Keflavik Airport, so it’s best
to plan a visit either when you first arrive or before leaving Iceland.
We planned it for our final day because of this, and it was quite the way
to end our time in Iceland (and our year in Europe) before flying out!
IMG_3187IMG_3195We went first thing in the morning when they opened at 9 AM,
which I highly recommend because it was practically empty at first!
(PS yes don’t worry, it’s okay to go in while pregnant!)
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IMG_3211By the time we left a few hours later, it was packed with a line
for tickets … so we were happy we had soaked it in early. It
was also so cozy in the foggy, rainy weather. It makes the
water feel even better! It would be nice in any weather.
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetFirst things first, we applied our silica mud masks :)
This comes with any entry and it feels pretty good!
You can just swim over to the spa bar and scoop some
mud on to apply to your face. It’s funny to look around
and see everyone else with the same stuff on their face!
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetWe explored every inch of the lagoon, with all of its different temperatures.
We even got a green juice and strawberry smoothie from the swim-up bar!
It is such a relaxing and lovely way to spend a few hours, especially before a flight.
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetHaha I can’t get over how funny looking these are! ^^
We could not stop taking selfies and laughing so hard.
IMG_3231IMG_3192We reluctantly left after our soak, sauna, steam, smoothies, and shower. Success!
IMG_3230We hit the (gorgeous) road back to explore Reykjavik for the afternoon. 

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetIMG_3238 We stopped first by the Hallgrimskirkja cathedral, which is pretty unique and interesting!
Since it was Sunday we got to peek into the services and hear the bells chiming.

IMG_3250 We walked the colorful, cloudy streets of the city to explore a bit.
IMG_3255IMG_3260We stopped in for lunch at Glo on a suggestion from the expert Kiki,
and it was the greatest (and healthiest) meal after our lagoon soak.
IMG_3265The food here is all raw, vegan, and organic, and still so tasty.

IMG_3268^^ A plate full of goodness before our long flight was just what we needed.
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IMG_3277We did take some dessert to go for the plane, don’t worry ^^
IMG_3256 IMG_3285 IMG_3290Our last stop in Reykjavik was church! We were so happy they had a
little branch here, and it was a great way to go out since it was Sunday.
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IMG_3098We also picked up some Icelandic gifts before the airport…

IMG_3144They even had “Fresh Icelandic Mountain Air” for sale :)
I’d like to bottle that up for the future!

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetWe said our goodbyes not only to Iceland, but to this epic year abroad in Europe…
and headed on a plane back to the USA! It felt so crazy and surreal, but we were
so excited to be heading home. We loved you Iceland, and see you from the states!