Iceland | Day 9 + 10

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  - Mark Twain

Since we had a Reykjavik apartment as our home base, we spent these two days doing all of the tourist activities. And we loved every second of it. I grew up riding horses, so our first tour was extra special for me. 

After the horses, we went whale watching. It was the off season, so we were expecting to be disappointed. Instead, we saw several whales, several times, and one encounter that was especially close to our boat. I had my camera in my bag most of the time, because I wanted to soak up this moment and experience it with my eyes instead of a screen.

The next day was our most exciting adventure. We headed back to Thingvellir National Park to go snorkeling. We knew the water would be chilly, but after a few minutes, we couldn't feel our faces anymore. We were wearing a dry suit, which consisted of a human shaped sleeping back and another rubber layer. The only body parts that actually got wet were our hands and faces, but that was enough to make us feel frozen all over. There was not much sea life, but the water was as clear as anything I've ever seen. And it was freshwater, so if you got a little in your snorkel, you could just drink it! It was definitely worth the frigid temperatures.

After snorkeling, we warmed up at the Blue Lagoon. I didn't take my camera in, but google it. The water is just as blue as it looks in photos. It was the perfect way to relax at the end of our trip.

Ishestar Riding Tour

Elding Whale Watching Tour

Thingvellir Snorkeling

Blue Lagoon