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November 24th 2016
Published: November 29th 2016
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Reykjavik Old HarbourReykjavik Old HarbourReykjavik Old Harbour

Full of tiny shops, cute restaurants, colorful buildings, and interesting museums, Old Harbour is a fun place to walk..even on a cold and cloudy day. Reykjavik means 'cloudy bay' in Icelandic and it was true to its name.
This is a Thanksgiving we will never forget. In the morning Katie returned to the Golden Circle to snorkel Silfra, a 200ft deep rift between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates and the rest of us went cruising the bay for whales. Afterwards, we headed to the infamous Blue Lagoon to celebrate Thanksgiving. National Geographic ranks the Blue Lagoon as one of the top 25 wonders of the world. This geothermal spa is in the middle of a lava field and a perfect way to warm up after a chilly morning. And so with a drink in hand and a silica mud mask on our face, we toasted to our wonder friends and family we are so lucky to know and love.


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Whale WatchingWhale Watching
Whale Watching

While Patrick did his best to locate the elusive Moby Dick, alas we came up short.
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Silfra

The Silfra fissure is actually a crack between the North American and Eurasian continents. Temperature is around 35 degrees.
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Snorkeling the Silfra

Katie getting ready to snorkel right where the continental plates meet and drift apart. While her dry suit kept her nice and warm, her exposed face felt like it would freeze and break off.
Blue Lagoon in the EveningBlue Lagoon in the Evening
Blue Lagoon in the Evening

Our Thanksgiving celebration at the Blue Lagoon. A geothermal spa located in a lava field. In Iceland, the sun sets early in the winter...around 3:30pm. While the temperature outside drops below 40 degrees, the warm lagoon waters stay around 100 degrees. This was true paradise.
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Blue Lagoon - facials

Blue Lagoon is known for its healing powers...and its facials (silica mud mask)!
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Thanksgiving Feast

Toasting the holiday at LAVA restaurant, Blue Lagoon


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