Iceland-Blue Lagoon & Whale Watching

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Blue Lagoon was the perfect place to relax after our full day road trip the day before.  

Once we arrived we made our way to our separate changing rooms. They take showering very seriously before entering the Blue Lagoon. You must strip down to shower and they provide in depth picture signs of the areas that need the most attention which I found quite comical. I would strongly recommend using the conditioner that is provided since the minerals in the water cause havoc on your hair. 

We made our way into the milky blue water that actually comes from a geothermal plant next door. It was the perfect temperature and I instantly felt my muscles relax from the cold temperatures outside. We slathered our face and body with the silica mud that is provided in tubs all over the lagoon. I did go a bit overboard with the mud but my skin never felt so soft so I kept piling it on. 




Having spent a few hours just wallowing in the waters we had to pack it in and rush back to Reykjavik to make our whale watching excursion.

We made it to the dock just in time and made our way up to the top deck where we passed my favorite building in all of Iceland.


The water was so choppy and it was freezing. So many people on board did not bring their sea legs and ended up very sick. I felt like I was on an episode of Deadliest Catch.


We kept hearing gasps from the opposite side of the boat and would rush over thinking we were going to see a giant whale come crashing down. No such luck, but there was an island full of puffins and other birds. 


I was completely bummed out that we were unsuccessful in seeing any type of whale species but...




moments like this would happen and I would forget about my numb fingers, toes, face and just have a sense of complete calm rush over me. I would look over at my husband and feel so blessed that I was able to see and experience this magnificent place with him.

And... then I snapped out of it and we headed downstairs and ordered ourselves some hot chocolate.

Throughout the excursion we listened to the guides explain that whale hunting had just been legalized in Iceland. A topic that they were not happy about. They encouraged everyone to take a stand to protect these majestic creatures. Advising tourists not to eat whale while in Iceland since the majority of the those that actually eat whale are, in fact, tourists.

Fast forward to dinner at the Sea Baron restaurant where we decided to eat right after. I heard they had the best lobster bisque soup. It is somewhat of a hole in the wall type of place where you pick out different kinds of kabobs to be grilled. 

While browsing the kabobs Jer looked at me eyes wide and said,"They have whale steak kabobs! When are you ever going to have the chance to try whale steak!?" 

I immediately gave him evil eyes. Not to mention that half of the people who were on the same boat were standing behind us waiting to order. Needless to say we ended up with the scallop and vegetable kabob and two servings of the lobster bisque soup which definitely lived up to the hype.



11 comments:

  1. I loved Iceland! The Blue Lagoon is such a surreal places. Loved every minute of it :) xx

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  2. Seems like you two had an action-packed day :) Fun post! I'd love to visit Iceland someday so this was really cool to read!

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  3. Great photos!! Looks like you two had a great time! I've never been...but photos always look so beautiful.


    Amber
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  4. Omg how fun!! I would love to visit Iceland!

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  5. It is one of the most unique places I have been to and can't wait to return.

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  6. Thank you, Amber! Pictures do not even do it justice.

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  7. Thanks Erin. The scenery is jaw dropping! You should definitely plan a visit.

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  8. holy fun. These pictures are insanely beautiful. Loved this post, doll. xx

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  9. Jenessa SheffieldMay 13, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Looks like such an amazing time! Great photos. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. Cyntia Cantu-VoylesJune 5, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    This blue lagoon is son interesting. Iceland looks gorgeous!


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