We woke up to a pretty miserable day in Reykjavik, the first sight of rain that we’d had during all our time in Iceland, fortunately the weather in Iceland is pretty changeable so there was no need to hunker down in the hotel and we soon set off on our tour of the city.
Perhaps the most obvious sight was the towering white obelisk that was the Hallgrimskirkja, the largest church in Iceland. In front of this towering structure is a statue of Leif Erikson, who established the first European settlement in North America.
After some classic tacky tourist shopping and more sightseeing we headed to Perlan, which is a giant glass dome built above 5 hot water storage tanks. The view from the top allows for one of the best views of Reykjavik.
By this time the weather was finally clearing up so we all piled onto the bus and begun our long trip to the airport, heading first to Krýsuvík, a series of geothermal areas which consist of numerous mud pots, hot springs and fumaroles.
Our next and final stop was Iceland’s Bridge Between Continents, a small footbridge which expands across the 60ft wide Álfagjá rift valley that marks the continental boundaries of the Eurasian and the North American continental tectonic plates.
And with that our trip to Iceland came to an end, we were soon on the plane traveling back to England and before we knew it we were all back in our geography class wondering when the time went.
Thus concludes part four of my tale, if you enjoyed this story feel free to write in the comments, or leave a like, and thanks for reading 🙂.