Little Viking and gang had to be at the old harbour by 8:30am to load into the boat for a puffin tour. They all climbed aboard, and Little Viking quickly learned why his ancestors were all farmers and NOT sailors… green was his colour for that trip. But puffins were seen, and they were beautiful.
After the puffin express, Little Viking and a few of the others walked over to the Whales of Iceland exhibit. 23 life size whales were seen (well, replicas of whales) from the safety of land. From killer whales to blue whales, they were all in attendance. If you love whales, this is an exhibit to take in for sure! The size of these mammals is beyond imagination, and when standing amongst life size models, it gives you a real sense of how large the world around you really are.
A little more wandering around Reykjavik, and then back to the apartment for a little rest.
Margret, whom everyone met at Icelandic Camp a few years back, arrived at the apartment to surprise Svanna. Only a picture was sent, which then created a stir as Svanna, who has not seen Margret since she was six or seven, prepared to re-unite with her favorite camp counsellor.
She rushed into the room with smiles and gave Margaret a big hug, and of course, gifts for her and her family. Stories were shared before moving on to the next adventure…
Little Viking took everyone to dinner at Grillhusið and then to Sky Lagoon, a luxurious spa in Reykjavik. While not as famous as Blue Lagoon, it is an amazing spa to be sure and locals visit regularly. The crew (along with Margret and with the exception of Kent, who had a fresh tattoo) enjoyed the full 7 step treatment: Lagoon, Cold Plunge, Sauna, Cold Mist, Sky Body Scrub, Steam and finally the shower. When everyone appeared from the lagoon, they all looked refreshed and relaxed. Except Kent, who drank at least a pot of coffee waiting and was a bit on the jittery side.