Mike Gajda - July 27, 2022
Mike Sky Lagoon

Contemplating life in my first infinity pool

8:30 Sky Lagoon
Sky Lagoon

Didn't have to edit this photo! We got here so early no one else was here yet

Adventure was had getting to Sky Lagoon, which is a new lagoon/spa in the greater Reykjavik area. With 5,000 kroner still in my wallet, we decided to take the bus out of the city and leisurely stroll from our stop to the spa. Early in the morning this gave us a great view of the water and a nice way to get ready for the spa.

We arrived 30 minutes earlier than we originally booked on our tickets, but the Sky Lagoon staff had no trouble letting us in a bit early. The early morning is delightful here because everything is so empty, and it feels like you have the place to yourself. This gave us ample opportunity to enjoy the infinity pool and take our preferred photos before the tours started.

Sky Lagoon promotes its Seven Step Process as integral to the experience there. From afar, this sounded like a marketing gimmick, but we splurged on it since we don't plan on being back in Iceland very soon. The splurge was a highlight of the trip because it left our skin feeling exceptionally soft and rejuvenated.

Mike Gajda - July 24, 2022

Hallgrímskirkja: Reykjavik's tallest church

11:00 Arrival in KEF

KEF is about an hour outside of Reykjavik so we bought tickets through FlyBus to shuttle into the city.

15:00 Lunch at Messinn
Messinn - The First time

A cappuccino is always warranted after a day of travel

Messinn was hailed in some reviews as potentially the best restaurant in Reykjavik and to be honest it lived up to the hype. In this first visit to the restaurant we had a shrimp appetizer, bread, and a fish platter.

At first we were worried about the amount of food not being enough for two people, but once the food came it was clear that we had ordered just the right amount. Each fish platter comes served hot directly from the stove, so there are large, wooden pan holders at each table to keep the pan from burning through the table or people. The sauce on the fish was a highlight due to its richness and complexity of flavor.

19:00 Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon

Bridge over Blue Lagoon

They say Blue Lagoon is a "must see" attraction in Iceland, and all of the advertising that we saw before we landed in Reykjavik pointed to this reality as well. We accidentally forgot to book tickets early enough in advance, so we got stuck with tickets for a time later than we originally planned (tip for everyone would be that July is a high season for Iceland and everything books up pretty far out in advance).

Despite not having our preferred time slot, everything worked out scheduling wise since we were pretty tired from a day of traveling. After a quick nap between lunch and the Blue Lagoon we were ready to enjoy our evening in the water.

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