I did something really unlike me last week. I saw a deal for flights to Reykjavik that were so cheap… so I booked it. Aaaaand then researched accommodation prices. And food prices. And I found out there would only be 4 hours of daylight. So, ah, I started to panic a bit that I messed up, that it was a stupid idea and it was going to cost us a shed load. Well, turns out, it did cost a shed load (a coffee is about £9!) BUT it was also amazing. Mystical, magical, cool and cold.
Iceland is an awesome country, barren but beautiful with hardly any trees and covered in deep green shrubs and volcanic black rocks. It looked like my photos were in black and white a lot of the time.
This is the Blue Lagoon. I had to get out and take some pictures of the kids in the water because it was so milky and beautiful. It meant I was standing in bare feet on the icey ground by the pool, getting rained on, getting my camera wet and almost giving myself chilblains. But I got pictures! And some funny looks!
See Amelie in that orange armband? That’s because mummy packed in a hurry and grabbed the wrong one and RUINED HER LIFE. So I had to pick which child I wanted to have a tantrum by chosing who would have the poisonous-non-character-themed band. It was an epic tantrum and I had to buy her a £12 milkshake to resolve it.
These are the Gullfoss Falls, so beautiful:
I have no pictures of the outside of our holiday cottage as we never saw it in the daylight. That’s a note for next time – if you’re visiting Iceland in the winter, don’t spend ages trying to find a log cabin with “incredible mountain views”. They were there, I believe. They were just hidden in the black. But it was lovely inside, so cosy and cute.
And ice cream. Even when it’s icey outside. Ice cream keeps them happy.