Iceland wasn’t originally on the destination list. It was added as a layover on our way to Poland.

So glad we got a chance to experience some of its beauty, even if only for a couple of days.

Iceland was kept simple with only a few spots to visit—Reykjavik and the Blue Lagoon—rather than trying to see everything in a short period of time.

We arrived in the early hours of the morning to our hotel, no problem with checkin, and jumped straight to bed. After waking up past noon, we planned to explore a hot spring that’s more off the beaten path, but we’re glad we spent our afternoon at the Blue Lagoon.

The Blue Lagoon was gorgeous. The kids were psyched and were kept occupied for approx 2 hours with smoothies and silica masks. By hour three they were done.

The day ended with kids starting their homeschooling assignments.

The next morning we had an amazing breakfast at the hotel (yogurt, musli, fresh bread, cheese and prosciutto–wish I took a pic!) and explored downtown Reykjavik before heading off to the airport.

Tonight we fly to Poland. ??

Read about Elliot’s time in Iceland: