Our final day in Rejkavik was spent on a small group bus tour of the Golden Circle. It was lovely seeing amazing waterfalls, geysers, beautiful sunrise and sunset, followed up with another dip in a secret lagoon. This lagoon wasn't quite up to the standards of the Blue Lagoon, but was warm and much needed after a long day of sightseeing.
The cost of travel and stay in Iceland wasn't cheap but it wasn't incredibly expensive either. We spent an average of 40 Euro per meal. The tours were easy to book--all on viator.com. We paid a bit more for small group vs. a huge bus but it was SOOO worth it. The tours picked us up from our hotel each day and brought us back too. It made sightseeing very convenient and stressfree. Everyone spoke fluent English and were very kind. We thought it interesting that they put cream cheese on their pizzas, they can bake bread in bowls or cook eggs beneath the ground of the hot springs, childcare is very reasonable--something like 200 Euro per month, and there is paid maternity/paternity leave for an entire year. Iceland was beautiful.
Our children were PERFECT on this trip. Gavin napped alot, just chilling in his seat or in my arms. The girls were engaged with the scenery and captivated by the amazing sites! It was such a great time. A memory I know we will all hold dear to our hearts. We have so much for which to be Thankful. Our family is pretty spectacular!