I have to admit the Icelandic landscape and weather quite often merged into one big pool of grey. Yet in a strange way I enjoyed that. The same way I enjoy going to places like Dungeness. The stark difference is enjoyable........ for a while.
We did have some sunny weather, the day we visited Laugardalslaug, the local thermal pools was very bright and FRESH especially between the hot pools.
When we rode the Icelandic pony trail through the volcano and glacier-shaped landscape the wind and rain lashed us, but we were kept warm and cosy in full waterproofs.
I had riding lessons in my teens and thoroughly enjoyed being back on a horse (they're not as small as they look though). Once I managed to get on mine it was a breeze, literally.
The mister had no experience with horses but was still given the biggest one to ride. A gorgeous white beast who had an air of celebrity about him because he had been chosen to appear in some episodes of Game of Thrones, as Jon Snow's horse. The mister was very pleased and rode well.
Unfortunately the weather did stop us seeing the Northern Lights on this visit but I would love to travel to other Nordic countries, so we may get to see them yet.