Our last day in Iceland rolled around. One final breakfast, a quick burst of shopping and off home. Continue reading “Iceland : Day 7”
Iceland : Day 6
Time to do the tourist thing and wander the shops in Reykjavik. Though we took some time to watch “puffins” too. Continue reading “Iceland : Day 6”
Iceland : Day 5
Golden Circle today! A ring of interesting sights from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back. Lots to see and a long day’s driving. But awesomeness ahead! Continue reading “Iceland : Day 5”
Iceland : Day 4
Woke up today with aches and pains where I wasn’t even aware I had body-parts. Apparently all the contortions I pulled to keep the right horse-riding posture were pretty new to a body finely-tuned and optimised for long-term computer use. Luckily, we were booked to visit The Blue Lagoon; a large geothermally heated spa.
Time to regenerate damaged muscles in mineral-rich, heated water.
Iceland : Day 3
Today we’d booked into an Icelandic horse riding tour. The rest of the family love horse-riding but I’m always a bit wary of anything involving living creatures (or “random behaviour simulators”, as I describe them). But Icelandic horses are different to the ones we have in the rest of Europe so I was a bit curious to try them out. Continue reading “Iceland : Day 3”
Iceland : Day 2
Today started with out first Icelandic breakfast; a mix of cheese, ham, sour dough, egg, fruit and Skyr (an Icelandic yogurt with fruit and nuts; insanely tasty). Additional fortification was available in the form of raw sugar (juice on tap for the children) and caffeine (coffee on tap for the adults).
We were good to go!
Iceland : Day 1
For my wife’s fortieth I organised a trip to see the Northern Lights; something she’d always wanted to do. I got quite a way into booking a trip to Iceland but I noticed that there was loads of things to do there the children would love so I shelved Iceland and looked elsewhere.
A few years later, we’re off! Off course, we started our trip by playing The Immigrant Song…
Board Game Recommendations For Families
I play a lot of board games with my children (two, aged 10 and 12); they’ve got to the stage now where they beat me as often as I win, which is pretty cool. Here’s a list of the games we’ve played the most; not necessarily our favourites but these are the ones we keep coming back to.