This is our Icelandic road trip part 2, please refer to the part 1 if you missed the previous segment.
Day 3; We had lots of driving in our third day of travel. We planned to see black beaches in Iceland and the famous basalt column. These giant hexagon shaped rock columns are the natural beauty of the world. I am an aperture beekeeper and I love anything geometric. In my opinion, it is one of the must see in Iceland. If you have watched Zach’s waterfall video, you would have already seen those rock structure behind Svartifoss waterfall. It was breath-taking. Svartifoss locates in Vatnajokull national park, near Hofn. You could pay a visit there either on your way to Hofn or on your way back from Hofn.
This is Zach’s view on black beaches in Iceland
After our travel, we stopped at Hotel Edda, Hofn for a night stay. Hofn is a seaside fishing village in Iceland and we could tell it is also a popular tourist destination. There are lots of restaurants to choose. We had a well deserved meal at Pakkhus Restaurant, our first proper meal of the day. Pakkhus is famous for its langoustine dishes. Zach had langoustine pizza. Yum!
I also booked breakfast for the next day in the hotel ( £230 for a room). Prior to that, we only had breakfast on the go. It was one of the best decisions I made in the trip. With extra £20ish per person ( reasonable prices in Iceland), we had Icelandic buffet style breakfast which included lots of pickled fish, another must try if you are in Iceland.
Day 4, we had a six-hour driving spree, from Hofn to Reykjavik. If you missed anything on your first three-day trip or you want to revisit some of your favourite destination on the road. It is the day for you to do so, as you will drive pass all the places again.
We stopped some glacier sites again. I just could not get enough of them. This is Zach’s take on glacier
Six hours driving sounds crazy, but we had so much to do. Time flew by, at least for Zach and I as passengers. We even had time stopping at Reykjavik for some last-minute sightseeing and curry.
Our flight was at six o’clock in the morning. I planned to stay at a place near the airport to save some travelling time. It normally takes about 45 minutes from Reykjavik to Keflavik airport. Well, that was my intention anyway. I booked an airport guesthouse. It was £200 for three of us in a room. Since the Edda hotel was about £230 for a night stay, I was expecting a reasonable comfortable and clean place. How wrong was I! The guest house ( fit Guesthouse Keflavik Airport) suited in an industry looking estate, adjacent some warehouses. We had to drive around twice in order to make sure we were in the right place. The wall was very thin and lots of guests in and out at the night when we stayed there so I barely slept. Hindsight, as a family of three, we possibly are better off staying at a B&d B at Reykjavik. Although, it is slight far away from the airport but we would get a better sleep.
Apart from a slight hiccup at the last night in Iceland, we had a fantastic time. Hope you find our experience useful. Will you plan your next trip to Iceland soon?
See you next time! thanks for reading!