Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

Hello from Reykjavik! 

Reykjavik, Iceland cruise port area
Port side
Starboard side
We always dock in the industrial area so there isn't much to see unless you leave the ship. Which today I didn't. I don't know if one can have too much of Reykjavik but when you add the week Ed and I spent here with the three visits we've made here this summer I think I have a case of Reykjavik-itis. In looking back at some of my photos I’m confident I can call my Reykjavik time complete. 

I've done enough sightseeing and taken enough pictures around the city.
mural on wall in Reykjavik, Iceland
I don't need any more photos of the Harpa Concert Hall.
Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, IcelandHarpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland
I've seen the Hallgrímskirkja Church, and in my more mobile days climbed the steps to the top to snap a view of Reykjavik from above.
Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Icelandview from the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland
I've had the famous Pylsur hot dog at the famous stand.
Pylsur hot dog in Reykjavik, IcelandBaejarins Beztu Pylsur hot dog stand in Reykjavik, Iceland
I bought bling for Scooter and we rolled over all kinds of rough surfaces.
Iceland flag cell phone charm from Reykjavik, Icelandcobblestone in Reykjavik, Iceland
I ate fresh-off-the-boat fish and chips.
fish and chips at Kopar in Reykjavik, Iceland
I swam in the Blue Lagoon.
Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland
I headed away from the city on a Golden Circle tour and saw Crater Kerid,
Crater Kerid in Iceland
got sprayed by the Strokkur geyser,
Strokkur geyser erupting in Iceland
and visited with Icelandic horses. I called this one Tina Turner.
brown Icelandic horse
I visited Þingvellir National Park
Þingvellir National Park in autumn
and saw enough waterfalls to last a lifetime. I even climbed up 100+ icy steps to get a from-the-top view of Gullfoss Waterfall. I've heard the steps have been redone since my visit.
view from on top of Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
And I’ve seen the Northern Lights from a small boat on the waters outside Reykjavik. (Sorry, picture is on the other computer.) 

So yeah, I think I'm good. Maybe even great.

We have a couple sea days ahead of us and then a big weekend is coming up. That's because on Saturday I will find myself in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Oh, yeah. I'll see ya then if the WiFi holds out!