I’m combining the last two days we had with Rick the Camper together because it was essentially a lot of driving with some pauses in between to take pretty pictures. No hikes, no glaciers, nothing strenuous. The reason for this is that we spent so much time at the Skaftafell campgrounds that we lost out on a couple days, so we had to make up for lost time to ensure we arrived back in Reykjavik to return the camper on time.
And so, without further ado, I present our last two days with Rick the Camper.
About half an hour after taking this photo, we finally stopped for lunch. I grabbed a delicious chile burger and a large beer and paid a whopping $40 for it! It was a reminder of why we’d been eating out of a cooler for the past week.
And with that in mind, we walked across the street to the Bonus grocery story and picked up more supplies.
Now the only reason I mention any of this is because had we not stopped for lunch and groceries, we probably never would have met these lovely ladies:
We shared jokes and laughs, talked music and art, and they made the drive go by so much quicker. They also shared something with me about Iceland that was so weird that I had to look it up. I just typed “Iceland app” into Google, and sure enough, it was the first result. Apparently there are so few inhabitants in Iceland that somebody found it necessary to create a dating app for people to check if their potential partner is a distant relative of some sort.
Here’s a link to a CBC story on the app.
They also gave me some homework; they gave me a few Lithuanian and Icelandic musicians to look up. In case you’re curious, names include Color of Bubbles, Garbanotas Bosistas, and Devil Stone.
Woke up. Ate a quick breakfast. Cleaned up. Brushed my teeth. Packed up. Drove off the campgrounds heading towards Reykjavik, and who did I immediately see waiting on the side of the road? Ieva and Ruta, of course. This worked out nicely, because we had another seven hours of driving to get to Reykjavik. Ruta and Ieva were with us for most of that drive before I dropped them off in a tiny little town.