We're in the oddest town ever. I can't even describe it. It's just odd.
You don't see too many residents - unless you pop into the local shopping centre. Though Stu did spot an old chap on a disabled scooter, equipped with oxygen tank - puffing on a smoke. I think the majority of the residents are old. Most houses seem to have one of those wheeled walker-frame shopping trolley type things parked at the front door.
The town is also the hot springs capital (of the world - they claim). There is steam rising all over the town and in the surrounding hills. There is a 3k hike up to a hot river - a mecca for tourists (we didn't bother).
We headed out to a nearby town, Eyrarbakki - which boasts some of the oldest buildings in Iceland. It's very quaint and home to a lot of birds, horses and a stunning view of the atlantic ocean. We spent most of today just relaxing on the beach - watching whooper swans enjoy the surf.
Tomorrow we're heading to Keflavik - for our final night of the trip. We're avoiding Reykjavik taking the southerly route through Grindavik - with a quick stop at the Blue Lagoon to spend some pennies on moisturiser (thanks to Matt and Claire for the voucher).