Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8th, Reykjavik, Iceland

Greetings!

Sun Country Air flew us to Minneapolis, and Icelandic Air flew us to Reykjavik, Iceland.  Arriving this morning at 6:30am, we were met at the airport by Nordic Visitor's wonderful staff, who chatted with us while she drove us to the Hotel Fron.  To my questioning, Thoranna filled us in on the political, economic, and social conditions of Iceland.  We also learned about the trees, flowers, birds, and currently-available wild blueberries.

After bringing in our luggage to the hotel reception, we sat and talked with two travelers from England who were a day ahead of us in their Nordic Visitor experience.  They arrived yesterday, and were waiting this morning for their rental car to be delivered to the hotel.  Tomorrow, when ours is delivered, we'll head off on our 16-day counter-clockwise circle drive around the country.

After a few hours sleep, and without a car, we walked and used the bus system to explore the City.  Our hotel is near the center of the commercial hub, at one end of a vibrant pedestrian-only street full of restaurants, galleries, woolen-clothing stores, and other tourist shops.  We visited a portion of the National Museum, and the Culture House, and vowed to stop back in at the end of our Iceland journey before turning in our rental car.

To see the photos we took today, click on Monday, August 8th, Reykjavik, Iceland.

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I look forward to reading about your whole experience in Iceland! Love your blog. Best regards, Þóranna (Thoranna)

Thoranna said...

I look forward to reading about your whole experience in Iceland! Love your blog. Best regards, Þóranna (Thoranna).

Zofia Dziewanowska said...

I also love your blogs.... Since Island is on my "bucket list" I will be reading all your comments with great interest.
Which Travel Agency are you with ?
Very best to both of you,
Zofia