September 20 (Cloudy)
As if Iceland was thank-ing us for visiting, last night we were greeted with another brilliant display of Aurora Borealis. It was so intense we were able to see the light show clearly even with Reykjavik’s “light pollution”! (I’ve lived in major cities my entire life and I don’t really consider light pollution unless you can’t see stars on a cloudless night haha). I realized how special the light show was when 1) local Icelanders rushed outside to photograph the spectacle and, 2) the sun hadn’t fully set!
We spent the evening soaking in the northern lights but we had to turn in early because I was exhausted from the massive amount of traveling from the past 3 days. We were flying into London for 3 nights per my mom’s request to visit the British Museum and I wanted to make sure she got to Heathrow airport safely for the flight back to Asia. (I will make a separate entry about London).
I actually flew back to Keflavik Airport (on the way back to Vancouver from London) and spent a night there (worst seats ever for sleeping). I visited the world famous Blue Lagoon the following morning via shuttle bus (only a short distance away from the airport)… I enjoyed Myvatn Natural Bath magnitudes more to be honest. I also purchased Brennivin (Iceland’s national liquor) to share with my buddies back home: I still have half of a bottle left 2 years later because it was so foul tasting haha.