Celebrating my 25th in Iceland with one of my favourite humans was just bloody perfect to be honest. We strolled around the city, went up the Hallgrímskirkja church tower and in the evening headed to The Blue Lagoon.
We saw some amazing street art and I’ve picked out a couple of my favourites, if anyone knows the artists from these two pieces then let me know in the comments as I absolutely love them.
Hallgrímskirkja is the largest church in Iceland and it’s definitely noticeable amongst the low rise buildings of Reykjavik. Head to the top of the tower and catch a glimpse of the beautiful views and colourful topped houses. I would suggest getting there as early as possible to avoid long a long queue and purchase your ticket from the church shop before joining said long queue. They have different opening and closing times depending on the season so check their website beforehand, Poppy and I did not do this on the first day and ended getting there just after they had closed. The second time there was a sign outside saying it was closed, it’s an active church so is sometimes shut for weddings and funerals so that may have been why.
Finally on our third trip we managed to get to the top of the tower and the views were just stunning, pictures really don’t do it justice. It was incredibly windy and cold when we went so make sure you wrap up well if you’re visiting during the colder months. You can see Reykjavik from all angles as you have a 360 degree view from the top.
In the evening we headed to The Blue Lagoon we wanted to go during the day but in classic me style we left everything to the last minute which you’ll know if you read the first post so the only time slots left were in the evening. This didn’t dampen our mood though however the pictures are just terrible, I only have a couple that aren’t too blurry and even then they’re slightly questionable.
There are different packages you can go for ranging from standard to luxury, safe to say we went for standard cos we aren’t ballin’ it gets you into the lagoon and a silica mud mask which to be honest is all you need. Take a towel with you but if you do forget they have ones that you can rent, I’m not sure how much that costs but it’s a tourist filled place so it’s probably expensive for what it is. They have a bar inside the lagoon which is just fab, you’re given a wristband that you scan when you get the drinks and you pay when you’re leaving the lagoon. There’s a limit on how many drinks you can get per person which is obviously needed because nobody wants to be swimming around in someone else’s puke. After a few glasses of Prosecco you can probably guess why the photos are not as crisp as I’d like them to be. It started raining when we were there and it was such an odd sensation to be in warm water and have the rain falling on you, it felt so great.
I am so grateful to have spent my 25th in Iceland and with my best friend, it truly was magical and I cannot recommend this place enough. It is expensive and full of tourists but it’s also one of the most wonderful places on earth.