When I was planning for our trip to Iceland, I purposefully left Reykjavik out. I don’t want to plan for Reykjavik as I know should the weather turns bad (and there is high probability it would if you travel in winter), the fallback plan will be Reykjavik.
My gut feel became reality in our last few days in Iceland. Instead of spending few days exploring Snaeffelness area and takes tons of pictures of Kirkjuffel, we had to turn back to Reykjavik as there was going to be snow storm up there. But like the quote said when one door closes another door will open, our misfortunate actually brings us another surprise in a form of the famous green light. Yes, we finally saw northern lights dancing not far from Reykjavik. I will write a separate post about this ☺️
We started our sightseeing by visiting the famous Saegreifinn and tried their lobster soup (my new mission in life). Saegreifinn only has two menus: lobster soup and seafood skewer.
We ordered both of course. All that wind and snow made us starving. We were given a complimentary whale steak to try. I have never eaten a whale before and surprisingly it tasted more like beef instead of fish. That was when my Son then reminded me that whales are mammals not fish 😝
After our tummy filled we brace the cold weather to check in to our apartment (Luna apartment) in Laugegavur area. We got a two bedroom apartment with a sofa converted into bed for Fabio, kitchen and most importantly a washing machine. Finally we could do some laundry 😛
Our apartment is nicely located within walking distance to hallgrimskirkja church, restaurant and shopping area.
From Hallgrimskirkja we walk to see the sea voyager and opera house
And passing thru some murals
And a shop with trolls
Another restaurant we like which also sells icelandic food (remember my mission) is Reykjavik street food
An interesting museum we think is worth seeing, especially if you are stuck with bad weather is Perlan museum. It is not your average museum: it has northern light show and education and a man made ice cave along with educations about iceland natural wonder.
Another activity you should not miss to kill time is of course taking a dip in the famous blue lagoon, if you haven’t got a chance to try Iceland natural thermal bath. I recommend to go to blue lagoon at the end of your journey to soothe your sore legs and back from all that walking and driving with the relaxing hot water before flying home. I will write a separate a post also on our visit to Blue Lagoon 🥰