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... by the black beaches on the southernmost coast of Iceland’s mainland. The community has approximately 500 inhabitants and is a popular destination due to the natural wonders surrounding the town. Among things you will find in Vík are a filling station, a camping site, a wool centre, and a diner to name a few.
... headed out of town along the recommended route. Getting out of town was almost as confusing as getting into town, but once on the road it was pretty straightforward.
Iceland is at the north end of the Mid-Atlantic trench. This trench stretches down the middle of the Atlantic ocean, and where two tectonic plates are being moved apart (continenta drift and all of that). Iceland ...
All this was cutting it close and I rushed in when I got to the airport to print my boarding pass. I kept trying and it wouldn't print. I asked a staff member and they said I had to goto the check in ...
... wool shop, from which we reappeared carrying enough wool to knit several garments. It was then necessary to walk to the tourist office where the nice lady with blue hair gave Jette back all the tax she had paid on her purchases.... which then meant we could go back and buy some more... I was starting to think we were in some sort of endless shopping loop from which there was no escape. The escape eventually came in the form of a small organic bakery, which offered not only ...
... better than I did.
Back in Reykjavik, we stopped at Perlan, a pearl-shaped building overlooking Reykjavik. After a few minutes in the bitterly cold wind, we went back to our guesthouse.
We spent the evening in a much quieter Reykjavik and had dinner at an excellent seafood restaurant. Today gave us our first glimpse of the natural wonders that Iceland has to offer and we are trembling with excitement about what the next few days ...