It is amazing what adventures you will come across when you just let things happen. I always feel like I’m missing out on opportunities when we have a packed schedule.
I am so incredibly happy that our road trip mate was M. He pulled us into a million things we wouldn’t have done normally – including our romp into the land of Lord of the Rings. As we were driving across the barren and beautiful landscapes of Iceland, M pulled out a folded and wadded newspaper clipping with a grin on his face.
“This is a compilation of the best hot pots in Iceland. I circled a few that we can go to while driving around Ring Road.”
It definitely wasn’t in our plans but – why not? I’m always down to finding hot springs in Iceland.
We took a detour in Northern Iceland to visit Gettislaug – a point of interest on the map. A bit out of the way but we were all dying for a stiff drink and a hot pot. Keep in mind that we were battling an on coming snowstorm.
Gettislaug is considered to be on private land and the entrance fee (a whopping $4 a person) was more than reasonable. From what M said, this was one of the biggest hot pots he had seen. We were lucky.
What we weren’t lucky about was the freezing drizzle coming from the sky.
A quick wardrobe change in the changing room and I was OFF!
Running at full speed in only my bathing suit, knee high wool socks, hiking boots, and a rain coat – the adrenaline from the cold weather kept me going. In an instant I threw of the socks, shoes, and poncho and was sitting pretty in 100 degree water.
…and apparently with a naked M.
He passed me the juice and vodka filled water bottle with a grin.
I guess we’re in the “when in Rome” mentality.
It was the best 3 ½ hours of my hot springs life. Sure we got an occasional surprise wave from the Arctic sea that went over the sea wall and onto us but it was GLORIOUS.
If you get the opportunity to head out there. DO.
Although I can’t guarantee people will be fully clothed.