Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths - South Iceland
Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths is a place where you can visit and experience authentic Icelandic nature while relaxing in the warm geothermal pools and natural steam rooms. The baths vary in depth, size and temperature and the steam rooms that have been built over natural hot springs that has been used in this purpose since 1929. Fontana is located by a beautiful lake Laugarvatn (1hr from Reykjavik) and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the sauna and the pools. Tip: Make sure if your driving the Golden Circle, to add Fontana Spa on the list (perfect stop in the middle of the drive, same route, map).
Hotel Edda Laugar in Sælingsdalur
Hotel Edda Laugar in Sælingsdalur is a cozy summer hotel located in the heart of West Iceland. In my opinion the hotel is situated in a perfect location, if you are interested in exploring west Iceland to the fullest well as drive along route 60 and 62, Westfjords (e.g. explore the Barðaströnd, Rauðisandur or Látrabjarg). From Reykjavik direct to Hotel Edda Laugar in Sælingsdalur, the drive is about 2.5 hours (172km), easy and photogenic. I will be writing a few detailed blogs about West Iceland over the next few weeks, so check back for that, but in the meantime here is a little info about the area.
US Navy Plane Wreck in Iceland
Useful guide finding Iceland’s Plane Wreck, Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. By Stu, who publishes Wheres My Passport, with his wife Nat.
When we first went to Iceland in 2012, I really wanted to visit the Iceland plane wreck (US Navy Dakota DC-3, it could actually be a C-47 Skytrain) that crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, a vast area of sand and gravel in South Iceland close to the town of Vik. It looked like a truly interesting place to visit and one that offered some great photography potential.
Den Danske Kro - When in Iceland, do Danish
Den Danske Kro is a bar with a danish theme. Live music every night, Pop-quiz, Beer Bingo, Happy hour every day from 4-7pm. It's fun, cozy, with good company and good people. Already a popular downtown venue, it serves a remarkable selection of beers, including the famous Danish white beers and the darker, more malty brews.
Den Danske Kro : Live Music, Outdoor seating, Mixed Crowd : Beer Bingo / Pub Quiz.