We first spent a relaxing morning at our beautiful house talking with the home owners and taking pictures of the scenery. They recommended going to an "all you can eat" lobster soup and homemade bread place in Grindavik before starting our day. We drove that way and came upon a low key place named Bryggan on the water and holy moly it was just the best! We could have stayed there all day. It just seemed like it was your typical, no-fuss, Icelandic stop and we loved every minute of it.
|Lobster soup, homemade bread, & coffee|
|Boat in Grindavik|
Next we went to Midlina in Sandvik, which is the "Bridge Between Two Continents". The mid-Atlantic ridge is separating at a rate of 2-2.5 centimeters per year. This ridge, consisting of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, runs underneath the Reykjanes Peninsula and we were able to cross the bridge and straddle the ridge. Pretty cool!
We drove from Sandvik and continued around the rest of the peninsula marveling at the lava crusted fields that seemed to go on for miles. It was getting to be about that time we had to head to the airport and we were in a solemn state. We had such an amazing time here... life changing we would say. The exquisite natural beauty, the openness, the culture, and just the feeling of freeness makes Iceland a destination that we will be returning to very soon.