Travel Blogs from Reykjavík
Our first walk of the day led us through a National Park that can't be spelled with the mere 26 letters of the English alphabet. Icelandic has 36 letters, many of which have more than one pronunciation, so I will attempt a phonetic spelling--Thing-vet-leer. This is not only Iceland's oldest national park, it was the site of the world's first parliament, known as the Althing. I ...
... Wandered around downtown for awhile enjoying the sights and shops on the quaint streets. Went to our hotel to see when we could check in and apparently my luggage has been found and will be delivered to our hotel. Things are looking up!
Myles called his cousin Dísa, and they invited us over for coffee. Had a wonderful time visiting with Dísa, Steini, and Dísa's mom. Dísa took us for a ride in her new electric car (Nissan Leaf) to ...
When we woke up today, we were still a little jet lagged so we slept in till l0. After hearing a lot about skyr, we tried some for breakfast and it was really good. After breakfast we headed over to the centre of town for the walking tour. The tour was great! Hlolli, our guide, was hilarious (Aeli - if you are reading this, you were right. He really liked to talk about his love for the ladies and brought this up at every possible moment). On the ...
... drenched by it as we were walking along what looked like a path to it – but was also where it fell! We took another route to the viewing area and Tom managed to take a video of it erupting.
We had a much more pleasant lunch at the Geysir hotel. This time there were enough seats, plenty of choice and room to serve ourselves at the buffet – all different from our lunch the previous day.
On to Gullfoss, an ...
... desk. If they say you need a map, and specifically 'this' map. You need that map. Don't forget it. If they say you don't have to be at the pick up point til 8:50 for an 8am pick up. They are right. Relax and get yourself some extra sleep! -when you do get lost(because you forgot to take the map) just look for the tallest building- hallgrimiskirkja. You can't miss it. Begin walking towards it, and then remember what you're mom told you about Europe streets. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet