Monday, June 5, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavik!

Ed and I spent Thanksgiving week here some years back and squeezed in about as much as we possibly could have, so today I didn't feel the pressure to see and do everything in just one port visit. (Plus I'll be back two more times this summer.) 

Since our ship was docked in the industrial area, I took the free shuttle to the Harpa Concert Hall. It's quite a spectacular looking building.

Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

From the concert hall, Scooter and I rolled around the surrounding areas. So much about today's visit felt familiar. I saw some of the same sights as before.
Was reminded of the beautiful artwork
artwork on wall in Reykjavik, IcelandSun Voyager Sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland
and the different styles of graffiti. 
graffiti in Reykjavik, Iceland
I ate at some of the same places, too. Just like on our previous visit, I had a famous Icelandic hot dog with everything. The Pylsur lamb dog had mustard, ketchup, remoulade, raw onions, and crispy fried onions.
Pyslur hot dog stall in Reykjavik, Iceland
Pylsur hot dog in Reykjavik, Iceland
Too bad I still can’t taste or smell anything
A little bakery treat for later
I shopped in some of the same stores as before, snagging some new bling for Scooter.
It took a few relaxing hours to wander my way back around. While I had a map in my pocket I never brought it out once. 
Grab some rocks and make your own sculptures at the bus loading zone

It was a good way to spend the first day out of the cabin. I'm still not feeling well and am sleeping a lot, and everything continues to taste like toilet water, but the Icelandic air was refreshing. Tomorrow we're in Isafjordur. It's a tender port so I hope to get to go ashore.

Time zone changes so far: 7

Want to know more about Reykjavik and Iceland? Check out some info and photos from my previous time here:
Reykjavik sights
Swimming in the Blue Lagoon