For the past few days I’ve had one of those angel vs devil conversations going around in my head:
Angel: I have a couple of days off in February. Won’t it be nice to just be at home relaxing?
Angel: It’s not that long since I’ve been, and I’m going again in a few months. And remember that post I just wrote about Too Many Tourists in Iceland?
Devil: Yes, but look at all the snow they’ve been having! I’ve never seen Iceland in snow. And it’s an exceptionally good year for Northern Lights. And I’m not going to have much time in Reykjavík when we go later in the year.
Angel: But it would mean spending money, and mess up my running training, and mess up my current healthy eating regime which I’m actually sticking to for once…
Devil: But I could practice my Icelandic and it would tick off “visit Iceland in winter” on my bucket list. And I just love Reykjavík. So what if it’s going to be dark and I’m going to join the list of people complaining about the mix of snow and ice that is making it difficult to get around at the moment. It would be an adventure.
Angel: All right all right, I’ll do it!!
(Why does the Devil always win in these conversations?)
So I am unexpectedly going to have a short visit Iceland in a few weeks! I’m looking forward to mooching around my favourite shops and I think the cold entitles me to several hot chocolates a day. This time, I’ll be wondering if what I’m doing is interesting enough to blog about. Oh, the pressures of being a blogger!
I hope there is still some snow when I go as seeing everything look that little bit different would be fun. I could do without scenes like this though, both of which featured in the Iceland Review recently:
If it is still snowy I might have to go on a Golden Circle tour just to see a frozen Gullfoss.
And hey – I’ll have a chance to wear all the proper winter clothes I love!
Any suggestions of things to do that I might not have thought of or input on your favourite places in the city are welcome as always.