Sunday, March 31, 2024

Iceland, Final Day

The final day we packed up from our Airbnb and stopped at a volcanic crater, Kerid. Holy shit it was windy! Look at the photo below and how I can lean into the wind. It was frozen over and people were walking on it. Because of my fall the day prior Colin suggested we stay at the top. Probably smart.

We drove back to Reykjavik to find a souvenir for Colin's niece and stopped at Lebowski Bar, where they serve lovely White Russians which are famous in The Big Lebowski. I need to watch that again. 

Our last stop before catching our plane home was the Bridge Between Two Continents, a small footbridge over a major fissure that shows the diverging plate margin between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates that drift apart about 2.5cm (1 inch) per year. Again, it was crazy windy!

We dropped off the car, had something to eat at the airport which was eerily quiet, and had an unsuccessful flight back. I cried for the first 30 minutes in the air while taking 72 photos of this beautiful sunset. A little alcohol always gets my tears flowing but I just feel so grateful for the life I have created for myself where I get to go on adventures and meet wonderful people throughout the world. 

It was a fabulous trip. Colin was a great travel companion; we worked well together and had lots of fun. If you are going to visit Iceland, hiring a car is a must in my opinion. It allows you to see the sites without dealing with all the tourists in tour buses. Below is my Polar Steps map, which can be found here; pretty cool. 

Found in the AMS airport bathroom upon landing.

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  1. Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pics and video.

    1. It was a great trip, Greg. Thanks for following along.