Just after Valentine’s Day, me and my partner went away for four nights to Iceland.
We started our day with a McDonald’s breakfast, before driving to the airport.
Our flight was with Icelandair and the plane not only had a good amount of legroom, but a TV too. It’s the first time I’ve seen one on a budget flight and it definitely made the three hour journey fly-by.
The obligatory plane selfie.
Once we arrived at Keflavik airport in Iceland, we walked outside to get onto the Flybus. Usually when we go away we book a taxi to take us to our hotel, but the Flybus was a better value option.
An hour later we arrived at the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina Hotel, where we was staying.
I instantly knew I’d love the hotel as it had lots of quirky art installations, it’s own cafe and sitting areas that had a cosy hygge feeling.
The cinema room.
As the hotel’s next to the Harbour and fishing area, there was shells and other sea themed touches in our room.
All of the toiletries in the bathroom were L’Occitane, which I loved!
Once we’d unpacked, we discussed our plans for the evening and impulsively decided to do something different.
For our first night we’d planned to explore Reykjavik and the Harbour area, but when we checked into the hotel we heard the receptionist telling people the sky was clear for the Northern Lights.
The view from our bedroom window was a beautiful pink sky, so me and my partner phoned the company we’d booked the Northern Lights tour with and managed to get a space on the tour that night. It was a bit of a risk, but we knew the forecast for the rest of our stay wasn’t good.
The beautiful sky upon our arrival.
As we didn’t have long before the tour, we headed across the road to eat at Hamborgarabullan burger bar.
Hamborgarabullan is a small and quirky place, that’s popular with tourists and locals alike. Most people pulled up on the bar area with their food and I loved the atmosphere.
Me and my partner got a burger each and shared a huge basket of fries, which we really enjoyed. Despite only offering a few burger options, Hamborgarabullan does a veggie burger which is why we went.
Bellies full, we headed back to our hotel ready to be picked up.
The coach drove us an hour away, as we headed to a quiet area of countryside not far from the airport. As there was no light pollution the skies were clear and we could make out every star.
We waited for twenty minutes and then the sky started to light up.
We watched the lights move across the sky for nearly an hour, before climbing back on to the coach.
Then just as we was pulling away, the driver told everyone the lights were back out.
We stood under perfectly clear skies, surrounded by stars and the Northern Lights, thankful for a perfect first night in Iceland.