After touring the entire island, we ended up in Reykjavík, the capital and largest city in Iceland. It was bittersweet making our way back to civilization because the peace and quiet had really grown on us. I've never felt so far removed and isolated; we encountered more sheep than people as we explored the uninhabited spaces, took serene hikes, and experienced a certain type of silence you can only find in the Westfjords.
On the way, I had romanticized about how amazing Reykjavík would be. It was all I could think about every time I felt out of my element in the wilderness; and what was interesting was when we got to the city, I immediately missed the countryside. But I was definitely happy to have more options to eat, more reasons to dress up, and it was really nice to walk around such a quaint and charming area.
When we arrived, we walked around the colorful town and checked out the Hallgrímskirkja Church. We had lunch at the Laundromat Cafe, took a helicopter tour, then had dinner at Grillmarkaðinn (The Grill Market). We stayed at the perfectly located CenterHotel Thingholt, next to the main shopping street, Laugavegur. There were a ton of cafes, restaurants and shops. I really wish I could tell you how crazy the nightlife is in Reykjavík but the truth is, we were too exhausted to make it out. We were told the parties don't start till midnight and we didn't want to miss our early call time for the Blue Lagoon the next morning! I had been daydreaming about that on my Pinterest for months so we called it a night, but it was a full day well spent.