In an effort to sample more of the local seafood before leaving, OSUSHI conveyor belt sushi for lunch. Might have been the best deal out of any meal in Iceland, $49 after plucking 12 plates from the belt, and that included five plates of salmon sashimi! (note: being Iceland and a conveyor belt, the only two kinds of sashimi were salmon and seared tuna... and the seared tuna was not good.) And as it was almost next door, had to get Iceland's most famous hot dog, Baejarins Beztu Pylsur, for an additional snack.
Rest of the afternoon was a relaxing stroll, then we hopped back in the car for the quick drive to Sky Lagoon. Still touristy, Sky Lagoon has a bit more of an earthy feel than the much larger Blue Lagoon, but at least it's quick ten minute drive from Reykjavik, instead of being halfway to the airport. Instead of white rocks (concrete) and pale blue water, Sky Lagoon feels more immediately surrounded by dark volcano rocks and offers a cold pool, saunas, cold mist, and steam room if you pay a few bucks extra. Nice way to relax but like Blue Lagoon (and Iceland in general), not particularly cheap.
Wrapped up the last night of the trip at Iceland's only Michelin star, Dill. Current head chef Ragnar Eiriksson is very focused on sustainability and minimizing waste (as is owner/executive chef, Gunnar Karl Gislason), resulting in some delicious vegetables, both pickled and/or compressed-- the latter with delicate results. Lamb and Arctic char as well; almost wish I could have had an entire meal of just the raw Arctic char. While it's virtually impossible to say any fine dining is actually worth the money, Chef Eiriksson took the time to speak to all of his guests instead of delegating everything to his staff, and the care he takes is is evident throughout the meal.
And as far as price goes... fine dining isn't actually all that painful in Iceland, both in relative and absoute terms. Probably doesn't hurt that you're already numb to $50 meals, so a $100 meal (little over $200 with alcohol) doesn't shock you quite as much???