Finally – this is the last post on our trip to Iceland! Won’t you be glad when we go on a boring vacation so you won’t have to see 300 pictures? Nahhh – I didn’t think so!
Sorry for the lop-sided photo but I want to show you the 5th floor elevator lobby from the hotel. Other than the wonderful view the interesting thing is the display hanging in front of the glass.
How cool is this? It identifies glaciers, volcanoes, mountains and other points of interest.
Another beautiful day so we headed northwest to see more of the country and more waterfalls!
Are you looking at my tail?
Seriously this is actually very interesting. The Icelandic horses were shedding their winter coats and on numerous occasions we saw them nibbling on each others backs pulling out tufts of fur. As you can see both horses have fur in their mouths – it’s nice to have good friends.
There’s the good side!
While the landscape is just beautiful I thought the ditches were very interesting too. We asked our glacier guide what the deep trenches are for. He said it’s to help drain water off the fields, to keep them from flooding and to dry out faster. The opposite of irrigation I guess.
This waterfall is part of several in a row named Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. This water is flowing under a lava field and coming out the side of the ridge.
These waterfalls were just up-river – Barnafoss.
As you travel all over Iceland you will see rock piles. Some look like this and others are single stones piled as high as possible. We spent about 10 hours with our glacier guide so we had the chance to ask him a lot about the country. He said the old rock piles were used as a navigation tool or landmark back in the old days. Now people just make rock piles along trails, etc.. This marker had a sign next to it asking that you not add rocks to the pile.
We headed back to Reykjavik and made reservations for dinner at a nice restaurant downtown. While waiting for our table we went across the street to this wonderful antique shop. I could have stayed in there all day!
This is a bloggers dream come true. I could have spent the whole day browsing.
I told the shop owner that if I lived there we would become very good friends.
We had dinner at The Fish Company and all ordered the “Around Iceland” seasonal theme based menu.
“Join the Chefs at the Fish Company for a trip around Iceland in season based menu. The best and freshest ingredients from all over the island will tantalize your taste buds in a trip sure to live long in your memory.”
Our first course was a wonderful fresh salmon but I didn’t get the entire description. Yummy indeed!
Next they brought fried Monkfish and Scallops, artichoke puree with pickled green oil with cheesed chicken stock. Wow!
Next we had soft Artic Char sashimi with Roe, horseradish snow and smoke skyr paste, radish with skyr merengue and herb granit.
Such pretty food!
The main course was cured Leg of Lamb & lamb Confit, glazed shallot and noisette powder, lamb juice with berries and cale combo. I think we moaned through the entire meal.
And of course we Saved Room for Dessert! This is a white buttermilk mousse and frozen chocolate mousse, caramel chocolate toffee and berrie parfait with crumble. We were happy, very happy 🙂
So that’s about it – we headed home saying goodbye to Iceland – until we meet again!
Thanks to my husband for so many wonderful photos. I had camera problems but took many with my trusty old iPhone. His are the good ones! Thanks again for stopping by and letting us share this wonderful fun adventure with you. We now resume our regular scheduled program …