My friend Kelly and I got in our rental car and headed off in the direction of Grindavik. We were looking for a restaurant called Bryggjan, which another Kelly had recommended. After driving a bit around town, we found it by the docks.
Upon entering the owner told us to find a seat that that coffee and breakfast would be forthcoming. The breakfast we were served was traditional for the area. It consisted of two types of bread, salmon, herring, egg, tomato, cucumber, cheese and ham. Of course I did not eat the ham. To round off our meal, we were also served Skyr, an Icelandic yoghurt of sorts. It was delicious and a perfect introduction to all that is Iceland.
Before we left the restaurant, the owner gave us a number of tips of things to do and see. We might need an extra week or two here to accomplish them all! After breakfast, we headed to the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland, The Blue Lagoon.
Touristy as it is, it was just perfect for our first day. We relaxed in the hot water and worked out all of the stress from flying. We toasted our arrival with an early beer in the lagoon. The water felt amazing!