True to our pattern, we woke up nice and early on our fourth day in Iceland but for a bit of a different reason than to just hit the road. The farm we were staying on allowed guests to watch them milk the cows in the morning. So, we got dressed and wandered over.
So, we hadn't planned on visiting Dimmuborgir because I had underestimated the power of the twilit sky but because it was already pretty bright by 8:00, we took the ten minute detour from our hotel to check out the lava fields. I think they're probably much more majestic with stronger light, but I appreciated how eerie they looked in the quiet morning.
AKUREYRI BOTANICAL GARDENS
AKUREYRI FISH & CHIPS
Our fourth night in Iceland was spent in Blönduós, which I chose because it looked so cute in photos.
We stayed at an apartment that night because it was pretty much slim-pickings when it came to lodging choices in this town. The apartment was clean and perfectly fine to stay in but we were confused by the purple theme that existed throughout the entire studio. My sister said it seemed like some little girl who loves purple decorated this place, while I thought it gave off weird bachelor vibes, like a sleazy bachelor who thinks he's really slick or something (kind of like Quagmire).
We did a bit of grocery shopping but instead of just stocking up on road trip snacks like our previous two trips, we actually bought ingredients to make dinner.
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