Thanks to the May Bank Holiday we had a three day weekend and we decided to spend it in Reykjavik, Iceland. We left on the Friday night and got into our hotel at about 1:30am. So we had a well-deserved sleep in the next morning. We then went for a walk along the boardwalk into the centre of town. Although the sun was out and there were no clouds in the sky we found the Reykjavik wind is very chilly. We found a nice café, called C for Cookie, out of the wind and had brunch in the sun. We then went and visited the most famous church in the city - Hallgrímskirkja. We got some nice views over the city from here although discovered that being up a bell tower at 12 o'clock was not the best time! We then walked back to the hotel so we could be picked up for our ride out to the Blue Lagoon. This is a large geothermal spa where we spent a good couple of hours relaxing away with drink in hand. We then returned back to Reykjavik and went to the Seafood Grill for dinner. The restaurant was a bit fancier than what we usually have but well worth it as we had some amazingly presented and very tasty food (including whale, puffin and shag!)
The next day we were booked in for the 'Golden Circle' tour. This is a tour out of Reykjavik, where we went and saw some of Iceland's natural wonders. The three main stops on the tour were to Gullfoss (or Golden falls) which is a large waterfall, Geysir (the name sake for all other geysers) and the natural Park Thingvellir. This national park sits across two tectonic plates and you can see the fault lines running through the ground. After the tour we went to a cinema where we saw two short documentaries on the two largest volcanic eruptions in modern times.
The final day we spent visiting 'The Pearl'. This has a large viewing platform where we got some more views out across the city. It also had a really good museum with exhibits showing key points through Icelandic history. It was then time for a quick lunch before we made our way back to London.