Iceland Home of the Viking People

posted Oct 6, 2010, 4:54 AM by Darren Cannell   [ updated Oct 6, 2010, 5:07 AM ]

We landed very early into Keflavik which was voted best airport in Europe, and I would have to agree.  The Gulf Stream winds keep this island temperate but that was arguable the day we landed.  We picked up our rental and drove to Reykjavik the capital city where most Icelanders live.  We had to make an emergency pit stop on the highway and Darren got to experience firsthand the usefulness of the Icelandic moss. 

The lunar landscape is very unique due to this being a volcanic island and as far as the eye can see is rocky black lava or pumice stone covered with moss and colourful lichen.  The Blue Lagoon adds an even more surreal vision to your eyes with its glowing blue waters alive with restorative powers.  To prove this my son and I slept 12 straight hours after being in the Blue Lagoon.  It could have also been due to their hardy yogurt which was divine; I could live on that stuff.  The water was I am sorry to say much better even than Saskatoon water which I thought was the best that I have ever tasted.  The people were very friendly and everywhere had a Saskatoon feel to it.  Even at the Blue Lagoon Spa and Clinic where we stayed overnight it was like staying at your aunt’s house who happens to be a nun.  It was ethereally quiet and comfortable with a great wholesome breakfast and the views were out of this world.