If there is one thing we learnt about Iceland during our stay was how expensive it was. I couldn't believe the prices out there and me and Luke hardly ate all week. We didn't go out for dinner once and that isn't a joke. Thankfully my mum packed us some cuppa soups which we had a lot for lunches, snacks and sometimes dinner. We ensured we booked a hotel which offered breakfast and thank god we did otherwise we would of been so hungry. On one day we brought 2 bottles of pepsi, not the big ones and 2 bottles of water. This came to around £14 english pounds WHATTT!? One night we got a takeaway pizza which we collected from the little independent pizza place below our hotel thinking this would be a cheap option seeing as we hadn't eaten a proper meal for a few days we were totally wrong! It cost us £40 for 2 small-medium sizes pizzas. So be warned when you visit Iceland, it is the most expensive place ever! We visited a little shop on Thursday called Reykjavik Chips which was the BEST chips I had ever had in my life so ensure you give it a little visit, it literally only sells chips with the option of different sauces to have with them. This was kind of reasonably priced... for Iceland!
I mentioned previously in the post that we got another chance to see the Northern Lights, well we booked it for Thursday night. The cloud coverage wasn't too bad so we hoped we would have a much better chance of seeing them and luckily for us, we did! Bus Travel Iceland drove us out to the national park, where we pulled in and waited in -13 for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. We were told to get back into the bus as the snow started falling heavy and the cloud coverage was coming over, until one of the tour guides pointed out into the sky a really faint glimpse of green. Me and Luke got the tri-pod out and snapped away, we had about a 20-30 second shutter speed which seemed to pick them up really well.
Friday was a really exciting day, we finally got round to doing the Golden Circle. We got up really early, had our breakfast and headed out to see the sunrise on our journey and wow, was that worth it. At the time we were in Iceland, the sun didn't rise until about 10am so you were likely to see the full beauty of it. As we were driving down towards the Southern part of Iceland we got to a lay by where you could pull over, there seemed to be quite a few cars taking in the unbelievable views so we joined them. It was around -11 at this point, we jumped out the car, got the camera out and just snapped away at something truly incredible. I had never seen a sunrise quite like that before and it was definitely magical.