We kicked off our trip with an eight-hour stopover in Iceland. Tiho purposely booked our flight to London with this layover so we could adventure to the Blue Lagoon, only a thirty-minute bus ride from the Keflavík airport. We arrived a bit groggy after a red-eye flight but perked up immediately upon entry to the lagoon.
I look forward to returning to Iceland someday to explore more of the country. From what we observed during our brief sojourn, most of the terrain is made up of open sky and massive rocks. I've never seen anything like it before. The one word that keeps springing to mind is vast. The views were breath-taking and surreal: Tiho and I both commented that it felt like we were on another planet. In the future, I would love to tour the southern coast of the country to see the wild ponies, waterfalls, glaciers and tiny coastal towns.
Here's a gratuitous (albeit grainy) iPhone pic of yours truly soaking in the hot, milky steam. We didn't dare bring the good camera anywhere near the edge.