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... about it now and I'm sure for years to come. Yep, you could here us rolling into whatever little town we came too! Oh my!
More pictures we took yesterday. We took an elevator to the top of the church and could see all around the city. I don't really like heights like that, but got through it. It is really beautiful how the hourses are either brightly painted or have brightly colored roofs--so cheery.
... you might want longer.
We stayed in Reyjavik Lights hotel, which was very central to the city centre- just a 20 minute walk or 5 minutes by bus. The hotel had a very modern and clean feel to it and offered a lovely continental breakfast each morning, which prepared you well for the cold outside. It also housed a small bar and simple but comfy and well heated rooms. Certainly no complaints there. They also keep you regularly updated with the various tours ...
The people we have met have been so very nice. The are kind and willing to help you with anything. And - they seem perfectly acclimated to this harsh climate. They just throw on all kinds of layers and traipse all over. It would take some getting used to that is for sure!!!!
More tomorrow on our travails through this great country as well as an update on our search for the northern lights!!!
... funky boutiques, with both Icelandic and international designs. Skólavörđustígur, running from Laugavegur up to Hallgrimskirkja, has a range of souvenir and craft shops where you can find a perfect gift for the family. Record shops and bookstores are also located on these streets, where you can find Icelandic music and literature as well as a wide range of foreign music and books in English.
... out). I won't really be writing this from the perspective of keeping your costs down, but I'm sure there are ways you can trim off some expenses here and there. In general, Iceland is insanely expensive. For everything. Everywhere you go. Just be prepared for that.
And lastly, please keep in mind that we made this trip from September 13 - 20th. Most tourist activity shuts down on September 15th (and I mean SHUTS DOWN). Entire towns go into hibernation, ...