Day Seven – A Shopping Spree

Our last full day in Iceland dawned on us, and we had yet to obtain souvenirs for our family and friends back home. Yikes! So we hopped into the ol’ Suzuki and drove to Miðborg, where Hallgrímskirkja is. We had lunch at Cafe Babalú again – this time I had the chocolate and banana crepe, Chris had the egg and ham panini. Again, very delicious!

We then hit the stores nearby. I came face to face with a puffin.

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Bought a hat made of Icelandic wool…

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Saw an interesting record at the Reykjavik Record Store

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Saw way more puffins than I could handle…

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..and was utterly confused at first glance, wondering why someone would need their water “sharpened”.

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The day was mostly spent shopping, so not a lot of exciting things happened. After we got back “home”, I showered and changed into something nicer. It was our last night in Iceland, so I’m going to make it special, damn it! We saw a restaurant at Austurvöllur a couple days prior advertising a three-course “Adventure Duck” meal for 6,600 ISK. It sounded really good and quite expensive, but heck, it was our last night so we went for it!

We walked to Skólabrú Restaurant on… you guessed it, Skólabrú Road. It’s a very nice, fancy place yet it’s not intimidatingly so. The staff were so friendly and absolutely welcoming!

First course – lobster soup!

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Followed by duck with asparagus and caramelized potatoes!

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And finally, a slice of chocolate cake with strawberries and whipped cream, with coffee (400 ISK extra…)!

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What a great meal it was! We walked it off by walking around Austurvöllur.

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And then we headed home to pack and clean the house. Good night, Iceland, for one last time!

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