Why Iceland? Arrival in Reykjavik
Why Iceland? Well, my friend Anna was doing a PhD on medieval Iceland, and was spending three months in Reykjavik. And I was going to the United Kingdom to visit my sister.
Friday 22nd AugustCamilla and I had an uneventful flight from London, managing to sleep a little, and arrived at Keflavik at 11.40pm. We caught the flybus into Reykjavik and a taxi to Anna's flat, which was right in the city centre, on Laugavegur. She was waiting outside, discouraging the men trying to pick her up.
After unpacking and talking a bit, it was 2am before we got to bed. And we were up by 7.30. After eating breakfast and showering - the sulfur-smelling shower water was a definite sign we were somewhere different! - we set off around 9. We went down to Lækjartorg, looked at some shops, visited the Austurvöllur square and the buildings there, and then walked around Tjörn.