My muscles ached. My skin sagged. My legs longed to lie redundantly down. I had a brain full of fuzz and nonsense due to a lack of sleep and a fast-brewing head cold.
Iceland, your adventures opened my eyes to new sights, sounds and sensations, but the sixteen hour days required to see, hear and feel it all took their toll... I was feeling very, very, very tired.
Just as well the last item on our itinerary was a soak in the Blue Lagoon.As famous for being a little touristy as it is a marvel of geothermal magic, I had no qualms sharing the water with a small army of tourists.
In fact, I didn't want to leave, even long after my legs had rediscovered their strength and my skin had turned from sagging to wrinkling like a prune.
But can you blame me? It was such a relief to just relax and get warm. I didn't expect it to be cold in Iceland in June, but I guess the clue was in the name.
We visited the Blue Lagoon on a tour of the region, but if you would like to plan your own visit here are some great Blue Lagoon tips.
You can read more about my time exploring Iceland, including a walk around Reykjavik on National Icelandic Independence Day, a climb up Hallgrímskirkja, walking behind a waterfall, spotting puffins on the Westman Islands, hiking up volcanoes and a street art and skateboard haven in Reykjavik.
Travel Advice: If you are keen to go to the Blue Lagoon (and I do recommend you do) then head there towards the end of the day as you will most likely miss the bigger crowds. Plus the Lava restaurant on site is fantastic, albeit pricey, but if you're looking for a special or romantic dinner after your soak, I highly recommend it.
Frances M. Thompson
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