Our last day in Reykjavik Budget time

It is Friday and it is time to go home already. We pack up and I check out. I told the desk clerk about our adventure in the hotel spa , his reaction was that of disgust and waved the 10. euro fee. Thank goodness! We drop the bags and head off to see Hronn for a visit then do a little last minute shopping. Our Grey lines airport transfer picks us up on time and we head out to the airport by 2:00.

I have some time to see if the challenge I set for us came in on budget. The goal was $1100. and we succeeded in doing this. Continue reading

DAY TRIPPIN TO GULLFOSS,GEYSIR AND THINGVELLIR NOVEMBER 12, 2015

My second morning in Reykjavik starts of with a run, this time no rain just the a nice layer of slippery frost. But the mossy grass path is perfect for a run along the harbour. It is 8:30 and still dark. Full daylight won’t break until about 10:00. I was hoping to see the Peace Tower on Videy island but it is turned off at midnight Continue reading

WAIT A MINUTE AND THE WEATHER WILL CHANGE NOVEMBER 11,2015

Our day started with a great breakfast, our package includes a full  breakfast not a continental one. We paced ourselves and were not hungry again until dinner. We did love the sign asking the really hungry tourists not to make a pack lunch from the buffet. As I sat and ate, the rain was hitting the windows as if someone was throwing buckets of water at them then swiping them with branches. I have plans on running this morning and I am trying to come up with as many excuses as I can not to go out there. “But no!” I hit the pavement and go for it. After all, I learned young that waiting for the weather to change  will get nothing accomplished. It hurts! It really hurts! Icelandic rain in November is like glass shards coming at you sideways. Continue reading