Day 4 – Walking Tour of Reykjavik, Icelandic Horseback Riding and Return to the National Geographic Explorer!
Today we were able to get a little later start in the morning! Much rest has been really needed because every day is packed with so much to see, do and experience. I have to remark that fish and lamb is the center of almost all of the meals here. I prefer the fish and it is by far the best I have ever had. Cod, salmon and shell fish… you name it! Every bite seems like the fish was caught an hour before!
Walking Tour of Reykjavik
The Trolls the Trolls!
I do have to tell you one more anecdote. One of our tour guides today told us about how Iceland has 13 different Santa Clauses! Sounds like a good thing? Well, not so much! I only heard about four of five of them. They are notorious for causing so much mischief the weeks before Christmas. They turn chairs over, mess up rooms, slam doors and enjoy making the lives of the children of Iceland a little challenging. However there IS one very, very mean troll, the mother, who lives in the giant mountain by Reykjavik! The guide explained that the mother troll is VERY big, VERY mean and VERY scary. She comes down from the mountain with a giant sack on her back on December 24th. She walks through the town and finds all of the naughty boys and girls who normally would be on a “not nice” list for Santa. Not here! She collects the misbehaving children and cooks them for her Christmas dinner! OMG! I couldn’t believe it. I told the tour guide that all of MY kids are always nice, lovely and caring little love bugs. Be warned if you every come to Iceland! You don’t want the momma troll to get you!