Day 7, Friday
My last day in Iceland! How did this come so soon? It feels like the 7 days went by in a blur!
On my last day, I decided to go big and then go home, so I went on the Into the Volcano tour. This is the only tour in the world that takes civilians into a dormant volcano. It cost $375 (a deviation from my budget travel mantra, sorry!) and the whole experience took about 4 hours. It involves a total of a 6 KM hike (roundtrip), a short climb and a total adventure! I have a whole separate post on the experience here.
After the tour, I got dropped off at downtown Reykavik and decided to do the Harpa tour at the very last minute. The name is Harpa is supposed to be a modification of the word ‘Harp’, fitting for a music hall. It’s a 45 min walking tour of the Harpa concert hall and a brief lesson on its history and significance to the locals. The architecture is beautiful and our guide gave us a small demo of its acoustics (she’s a full-time opera singer!) and it sounded stunning. I wish I had time to go to a concert here!
Downtown Reykavik is full of bars and restaurants. Of course food everywhere in Iceland is crazy expensive, but my last day deserved a nice meal and some beer. There’s an app that tells you the names and happy hour times of all the bars near by. At $10 a lager, the happy hour are very necessary!