With a few days left and a rental car, I decided to head out of Reykjavik towards the remote Westfjord region in the north-west corner of the island. The Westfjords are sparsely populated with limited options for accommodations, so I decided to spend head to Drangsnes. I booked in at an Airbnb, which was literally a garden shed with a bed – almost comically basic, but adequate for my short stay. Thankfully, it was located about 50 meters from community toilets and showers, so I didn’t need to resort to any deeply unladylike behaviours.
The reason for the community showers was the best – free hot pots located on the edge of the sea. Sitting in these fabulous, naturally heated hot tubs was my plans for the rest of the evening. According to a friendly local chap, at times you can spot whales from the shore. In a very expensive country, finding this gem of relaxation in was exactly what my soul (and bank account) needed.