After a super fun Saturday, great food at Snaps and couple of drinks at the local bars it was definitely time to treat them to some seriously juicy burgers!
We went to Vitabar, Tota's sister and her husband run this burgerbar and their son was working this day, I am sure he added some sauce because they were extra tasty! It is one of the staple places in Reykjavík, been here for years and the locals love it! Basic burgers but oh so good, the blue cheese addition is also wonderful!
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We then showed them our sewing room and workshop and our store in Reykjavik. They really loved the tour and shopped some souvenirs and sugar free dates popcorn in our store, (sure that was for the air plane ride home!).
We took them to a little drive around Hafnarfjörður, my hometown, and drove to Bessastaðir, where the president lives.
They found that so remarkable, the state is not isolated at all, no fancy gates and metal fence, no bodyguards just a relatively humble house, a church and a fantastic view.
On the way back from his driveway we passed him in his car, they freaked! It was so funny: "It waaaas him, he's going in, WE JUST PASSED THE PRESIDENT"!!
This is such a normal thing here in Iceland, we meet him in the bakery from time to time and don't find this to be so amazing, which is the difference between Iceland and most other countries I suppose.
After a sunny day of driving around we went to Hellisgerði, a lovely park in Hafnarfjörður, but that town is said to be filled with elves and trolls, my hometown. Hellisgerði is no exception and the elves have a party here all the time!
This lovely lava park in the centre of Hafnarfjordur town, was founded in 1922. The park gets its name because of from the cave in it's centre. It is dedicated to the old folk tales, the Icelandic strong believe in the existence of hidden folk.
This park is considered to be one of the major settlements of elves and fairies and other mystical beings.
It is a friendly park to visit, with a collection of about 150 miniature bonsai trees and a playground for children. One might perhaps find a cave or a hole the hidden folk live in.
(This text is found on a comment at Trip advisor, so well written I couldn't not post it!.)
By the time we had finished with the park it was time to take them to the Blue Lagoon. For those who don't know what it is, it's a geothermal spa recognized as one of the 25 wonders of the world. and as they write at their homepage: The Blue Lagoon was formed in 1976 during operation at the nearby geothermal power plant. In the years that followed, people began to bathe in the unique water and apply the silica mud to their skin. Those with psoriasis noticed an incredible improvement in their condition. Over the years, Blue Lagoon has been innovative in harnessing this gift of nature to develop different spa services and products. Today, Blue Lagoon is recognized as one of the wonders of the world.
We had reserved a spot in the lagoon which was essential due to it's huge popularity! There were about 500 people in when we arrived but it didn't feel that way at all. The water was fantastic and everything was very clean and they have now added a poolside bar in the water, oh we loved that!!
Finally after a great weekend it was time to say goodbye! Not ashamed to say but a little tear formed in the corner of my eye, this lifelong friendship is just beginning and we can't wait to see them again! Lots of love to you guys, Charles & Suzanne, you rock!!
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