We're alive! Yes! Now that we've survived #snowmageddon2016 AKA "A Small Sprinkling Of Snow If You're An Icelander" we are ready to get across the north half of the country in order to see them Aurora Borealises! There's going to be another big hunk of driving today, so crank that 1989 and let's roll to our first stop, The Lake Myvatn Nature Baths.
A lot of people will tell you about The Blue Lagoon as the stop to make in Iceland, and The Blue Lagoon is great if you are only in Iceland for a few days, and anytime you can spend time in a pool heated by natural gas which comes from the liquid hot magma at the center of the Earth (all facts approximate) that is the vivid color of laundry detergent, you absolutely should. BUT. If you are doing the Ring Road, save yourself a little bit of cash (Hey, you're sleeping in your car for goodness sakes, obviously you care about fiduciary concerns) and hit the Lake Myvatn Nature Baths instead. The baths are about an hour east of Akureyri, the second largest city on the island, and they are just as spectacular, just as refreshing, and just as much of a treat to your senses and your aching bones as The Blue Lagoon.Read More