29 June, 2017

Goodbye to Iceland

Well this is it guys, the very last full day.  It was a good one, though not as full of photos as the previous days.  We went to bed and woke up with this view.

After a lovely breakfast provided by our hosts, we set out for our last day.  We wandered into a nearby town for a little shopping and a very random campsite where we were sure to be murdered if we were there after dark.  We then drove a little way towards Reykjavik to see a Viking museum.  Not too many real artifacts, but they house the full recreation of a Viking ship that was used to sail to North America several years ago.  It's pretty neat to be able to walk aboard.

These little guys were used by magicians or shamans to attack people.  Though if you knew enough magic, you could turn it around and make it attack the sender.  

Then on to check into our last hotel.  It's situated very near the Blue Lagoon which we will visit tomorrow before catching our flight to London.  For today we decided to grab dinner at a Viking themed restaurant.  We both decided it was pretty much the Medieval Times of Reykjavik.  Without the arena of course.

After that we had a very late appointment for some horseback riding.  The only breed of horse on the island is the Islandic Horse.  Which looks a little more like a pony, but is smart like a horse.  One of their claims to fame is a special gait called the tölt.  It similar in speed to a trot, but smooth... no bouncing all around.  And it was so much fun.  We were out on a trail ride through the landscape for about an hour.  However, I wasn't able to take many photos as I didn't want to fumble through the gloves and drop my phone.  So here's what you get.

And other than the Blue Lagoon, this will be it for Iceland.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in London.   

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