Monday, August 24, 2015

iceland Day 6

Day 6 started in Reykjavik. We went to the maritime museum, old harbor and ate some British style fish and chips. It was a neat area, lots of interesting old ships. The Museum told the history of fishing in Iceland and had a really nice exhibit on women fisherman. It was surprising how many museums there are in Reykjavik considering only 100,000 people live there.

As I had mentioned in an earlier post we bought the Reykjavik city card. This gave us entry into all 4 museums we went to, all bus rides, and entry into the hot pools in Reykjavik. We bought this for bill and I.  The girls were free at all museums and on the busses so it was cheaper to just purchase their pool entries when we went. Usually I do not think these cards are a good value but in this case they were. It saved us 20-30 dollars on what we did.

After the museum we wanted to try the fish and chips food truck so we got a small amount for us all to share. They were ok but nothing special, and as usual it was raining so not the nicest way to eat.
After this it was time to go pick up the RV. This was not drama free as we missed our bus stop. Had to walk back about a mile up a huge hill and then walked around in circles unable to find the rental office. We survived got the RV and was on our way.

Our first stop was about 40 minutes away, it was thingvellir. This stop had tons of history, the bridge between the North American and Europe tectonic plates, and a pretty nice waterfall. We spent a few hours hiking around. The canyon between the plates was pretty amazing. The girls had never seen a natural waterfall and were excited to see this one. It did not disappoint.

By this time it was getting late so we decided to drive to our next location and spent the night there. Next stop was gulfoss waterfall. We arrived about 8:30 Pm and ran into the center to grab a bite to eat before we went to bed. Everyone had raved about the Icelandic meat soup. It was full of lamb, potatoes, carrots and onions and was very good.

After this we settled into the camper to go to sleep. We had decided to sleep right there in the parking lot and this was alright, had some beautiful mountain views. It was a little hairy trying to sleep though as there were crazy winds and it was shaking the RV around. Nothing unsafe but not the greatest feeling. It also seemed wrong to be in the parking lot, unusual for us. We all survived our first night in the RV

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