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Day Visit to Iceland

Saturday 25th March did not dawn bright and early.  We though were up and driving down to Gatwick to catch the 5.50 am flight to Iceland.  Yes we were doing a day trip to Iceland.  The schedule was tight.  A visit to the Blue Lagoon for a swim in the hot springs.  Yes it is called the Blue Lagoon because the water looks vivid blue.  Back on to the bus to see the Great Geysir to look at some spouting water.  It was icy cold here.  Snow on the ground and a biting wind, wish I had worn a few more cloths and a hat.  Oh well we are English..  Back onto the bus to see some magnificent water falls at Gulfoss.  Not as big as the big falls of the world, but they were indeed pretty impressive.

Back to the bus, journey back to Reykjavik seemed much shorter then the outward journey, probably something to do with the heavy eyelids.  A quick tour round the town, and then a visit to the water tanks above the town.  Here they were preparing for the Miss Iceland show,  All these guys and dolls kited out in evening dress and us 300 plus Brits roaming around.  Finally back to the airport at and landing at Gatwick.  Back home by 2.00 am, almost 24 hours.

Laughs of the day.  The tour guide.  He would stop talking in mid sentence for 10 seconds, and then continue speaking as if he had never stopped.  The whole bus went quiet waiting for his next word.

Impressions, what were all those ponies kept for?  How bleak the landscape looked.  There was not much snow, but it looked bleak and cold, although the temperature was meant to be pretty moderate because of the gulf stream.  The blondes. The newer volcanic areas around the airport were very little grew..  The number of jacked-up, enlarged wheel 4 wheel drive utility vehicles.

Downsides.  A bit too much bus travel.  Too shorter time at Reykjavik, it would have been nice to have been able to get out and visit a couple of shops.  The flight had been delayed, with the result that some things were condensed a bit,

This trip was provided by Superlative Travel