Monday, August 25, 2014

Wonderful Iceland

This year our citytrip went to Reykjavik. It was always on the list of places we would like to go to, but this year my brother and one of our friends were running the Reykjavik marathon so a good reason to book the trip and cheer them on. Reykjavik is a charming city and for a capital a really relaxed and laid-back place. We were also fortunate to have beautiful weather! The main feature of the city is the Hallgrímskirkja which took decades to built because it was done by only one man and his son. From the tower of the church you get a great view of all the colourful rooftops. The day of the marathon (on which we crossed the city to cheer on our two special runners, who did really well) was also the opening of the cultural season with bands performing their music all over the city and beautiful fireworks to end the day. Oh, and I almost forget to mention all the lovely coffeehouses and craft stores you come across.

But if you go to Reykjavik it would be a shame not to see more of the country. Because our trip was only four days we had to limit ourselves to the highlights in our vecinity, but highlights they certainly were!! We took a trip around the Golden Circle which consists of the waterfalls at Gullfoss, the geisers at Geysir and Thingvellir National Park and visited the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa where we got lovely mudmasks. 

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