If you ever find yourself driving in Iceland, you will find that you will have to make many impromptu road stops just to take in the landscape and take in a few photos. Try as you might, no one can resist doing this and it is this very act that led the 4 of us to arrive quite late at our next destination after our horse riding adventure at Hestheimar. The final stop of the evening of course was a hotel and none other than the Frost and Fire hotel.
The Frost and Fire hotel is one of those hotels set in the midst of beautiful natural landscapes and one that uses this to it’s full advantage. There’s an outdoor heated pool, several hot tubs next to the river and meals made using the natural lava heat! As soon as we arrived, we had one thing on our minds – food and so we rather quickly chucked out stuff into the rooms and went to the restaurant at the hotel.
The food here was amazing! We were all raving about it as we ate. I’m sure we were the loudest table with our moans of “Mmmmm…”, “Delicious!” and “Saaaa-Gu” (which is what “So Good!” sounds like with a mouth full of cake) This meal was yet another example of how Icelandic food had been brilliant so far and we tucked into every course available… with copious amounts of wine of course and I think I can say that we deserved it after learning to ride horses earlier in the day!
Once dinner was over, we ‘retired’ to the hot tubs, wine-a-plenty and took in the scenery while relaxing our muscles and re-calling what we’d been doing in Iceland so far. Officially, I feel inclined to also point out that we did some planning for the next day’s activities but we did more wine-drinking at this stage than any planning. We only planned on staying in the hot tubs for a little while but before we knew it, it was 1.30am! Those hot tubs will do that to ya! 🙂
The next day, we hurriedly grabbed breakfast as soon as we woke up and went back to our rooms to pack for the next stop on our trip. One or all of us may have fallen asleep after having a humongous breakfast with freshly made waffles, fruits, cereal, breads, meats and cheeses. Basically if it was on offer for breakfast, it was getting eaten by us! Naps over, we finally said farewell to the Frost and Fire hotel though only briefly as we would be back in a couple of nights after seeing some amazing sights in Iceland (and yes, there were some Northern Lights sightings but more on that in another post) 🙂