WE'RE GOING TO ICELAND BOOYYYYYYYYY!!!
So we packed our warmest gear, drove to Bristol, used group on to park our car, bought loads of expensive shit to eat at the airport and got on our flight!
First stop - Reykjavik!
When we arrived at the airport we had to then get a fly bus (shuttle) to the town centre of Reykjavik. For a one way ticket it costs 2200isk which is around £12.
It takes around 40-50 mins and you get to see your first peak of Iceland! It's vast.. beautiful and well, empty?! The population is just 300,000 - mental!
This takes you to the BSI bus terminal in central Reykjavik. Which is where we met Mr.B!! And picked up our Cozy Camper!
Icelandic people are MASSIVE man.. not fat like, but big built! Obviously, like Vikings!! We'd seen pictures of Mr.B on his Facebook so we knew what we were in for, but he was a huge piece of man - a full on BFG!
Over the course of the week we fell in love with him and his gf Maddy - what lovely friends to have. He really has a passion for his camper company and will do anything in his power to make sure you have a good time on your trip! (Even if it means driving 2 hours in the middle of the night to help you get out of some sand!) - Legend.
Whats the point in staying in a hotel that doesn't move (and cost more than your house). Get yourself a van and go explore!!
He says he doesn't want his company to be the biggest, but the best.
Before he showed us around the camper van he actually took us for dinner at Vegamót! What a guy! The restaurant was awesome, very modern and slatey (top describing word.)
For food we all had the same - an incredible deluxe fillet burger with truffle sauce and criss cross fries - BOOMTING. Thanks so much Mr.B for your endless hospitality!
Showing us around the camper took just a few minutes, he showed us how to use the water bottle for the tap and the heating system and how to unfold the bed, all pretty easy stuff! And to top it all off it had mood LED lights in it that were changeable for night time etc!
We took the keys and made our way to a lovely guest house just 5 minutes down the road where we were going to stay for the night (trying not to stall or crash the van in front of Mr.B)
We decided to stay in the Brattagata Guesthouse for the first night, just to get settled in and rested ready to head off early the next morning. Iceland is mental - in the spring/summer it doesn't get dark! There is maybe 2-3 hours of darkness in one night! Midnight looks like 3pm in the day! It's crazy! There was curtains, so it was fine.
Ingunn is the lady that owns the guesthouse and what a lovely lady she is. The next morning she made us a FULL on Icelandic breakfast fit for 90 kings!! God Bless your soul Ingunn. Hope to meet you again :)
We got settled in and headed out for a wander!
We checked out the Harpa Concert building (the super shiny one) and visited supposedly 'the world's best hotdog' place - Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. GO THERE! They are winning the best hotdog race. They come with a spot on sausage with some red sauce and some kind of creamy colour sauce - which is famous in Iceland, and fried onions - holy moses it's an explosion in your gob! Only tip when going - buy 5 not 1. They're like £2.50 or something cheap and cheerful, put some in your handbag for later.
And tomorrow the big adventure begins!
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