— Day 12 —

The next day, we were well rested and ready for a new adventure. So, we rented a car at the hostel and went to the Mount Keilir. We decided to hike! The three of us were ready for what Keflavik’s small volcanic mountain had in store for us. However, some others weren’t ready for such an adventure. After some time of walking and hiking, we encountered a group of several adults who were lost. It was a surprise for us that we weren’t the ones who were lost since we decided not to join a tour. We hiked with them and started to talk about our lives. They were very nice and enthusiastic. They were from the United States and they were all cousins! It was very unexpected, but they told us it was a family tradition to always go on a trip together. They had done it since they were very young.

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http://www.keilir.net/en

 

After a while of climbing the mountain and talking with them, we said our goodbyes and decided to stop to eat some sandwiches and snacks we had prepared back at the hostel. We had brought our own water bottles since Iceland’s tap water is clean. We then continued the hike until we were at the top. The view was beautiful. The sun was shining bright, the sky was blue and we were able to see a beautiful, calm and green landscape. We stayed there for some time but we had to leave Keflavik soon. So, we came down the unforgettable mount, went back to the hostel and made a simple supper that consisted of some sandwiches, again. We then checked out of the hostel and we were brought to the Keflavik International Airport, where we took the Flybus to the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik. Forty-five minutes later, we were at the terminal, which was about twenty minutes away from our hotel. Since we didn’t want to pay for a taxi and we still had a little energy, we walked to the Stay Apartments Einholt and checked in. We were happily exhausted of our day so we rested and spent the rest of the night in the hotel.

 

Information:

http://www.visitreykjavik.is/mount-keilir

https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g189964-d4068271-r157308874-Mount_Keilir-Keflavik_Southern_Peninsula.html

http://www.visitreykjanes.is/en/travel/places/nature/keilir

http://www.touristinfo.is/regions/reykjanes-iceland/keilir-mountain

 

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