But firstly- I know it's almost june. This blog has been a 'draft' since two days after our trip! Shameful. But this place is too pretty not to share. Am I forgiven? Then let's commence.
Tip- don't wet your hair before you go in. I forgot how cold it was and showered before the pool. My ears nearly froze off...
One thing that surprised me was that the companies sent out small mini buses to collect guests booked on their tours. These then took you to the main office (2 streets away from us!) just so guests didn't have to walk in the cold snow. If that isn't good service, then I don't know what is!
After a short visit to the famous Geysir Hot springs and several failed video attempts, we headed back in to the city on the bus. I found it so fascinating how there were tiny lodges, in the snowy wilderness with nothing else in sight. People just living there amongst the crazy landscape. Amazingly, there are pools of the purest turquoise water dotted around. I think I took a photo of every single one I saw but I won't bore you with those.
We both loved Iceland, and said we'd like to go again in summer to see how different the landscape looks, and take advantage of the outdoor pools. I'm glad we went in winter, and saw the snow and ice being as dramatic as it was though. I'm also please to report that it isn't as expensive as people say- it's city prices but there are plenty of cheaper food options if you take the time to wander around the side streets.
If it's on your 'maybe' list of places to go, bump it to the top. You won't regret it.