After getting our food, we got gas (which is cheaper at Costco) and then headed out in the wilderness of Iceland. And when I say wilderness, I mean the great frozen tundra. The wind and snow was ridiculous and visibility was minimal at best. Mike followed the Volkswagen in front of him and tried to keep in between the yellow signs on the side of the road. It was the most insane driving ever. Then suddenly, the sky would clear up and it would be sunny, and then back into the blizzard.
On the way back, Mike noticed that the heater wasn’t working that well and the antifreeze container was totally empty. He called the mechanic who drove out to our place outside of Selfoss and diagnosed the problem as the antifreeze leaking out of the car. He then drove off into the night and said that someone would call us in the morning. Very reassuring to be out in the middle of Iceland with a car that may or may not start and may or may not make it out of the snow. Not to self, when in the Artic, get a 4WD car.
To ease our minds, we opened up the hot tub and just zoned out on the deck while it snowed on us. It was really quite nice. As we were sitting there, we noticed the stars come out. Pretty soon, the whole sky was clear as could be, and then this crazy green streak started to form across the sky. The Northern Lights erupted in green splendor. It was pretty amazing, sitting in a Jacuzzi, watching a celestial light show from the back porch. It was pretty perfect. A good way to end a somewhat insane day.