I. The stop over in Iceland enroute to Munich
Taking advantage of Icelandair's no charge stop over in Iceland worked nicely to break up the air travel to Munich, especially since the airline flies direct to Munich from Iceland. Our oldest daughter who accompanied us got her first introduction to what an included European hotel breakfastwas like, commenting that it was unlike any "continental breakfast" she had experienced in the U.S. We followed the hotel's sumptuous buffet breakfast by an afternoon bathing in the thermal waters of The Blue Lagoon. The Lagoon's Lava Restaurant proved up to its recommendations and we enjoyed the "Tasting Menu" with its multiple courses of Icelandic specialty dishes that included the best Haddock we have ever had and a lamb dish (pictured below) that was almost as out-of-this world as Iceland itself seems to be. (Emphasizing this point we encountered a fellow hotel guest who was there from NASA on a two month mission for some type of airborne equipment testing.)
Definitely a unique experience partially submerged in the open waters as snow fell!
Last edited by Northcar; 03-18-2015 at 01:42 AM.