Well our trip to Iceland was absolutely amazing. I knew I was going to like Iceland before we went, I mean, bleak yet stunning landscape, cozy sweaters, geothermal pools, gorgeous ponies, home of Björk, really what’s not to love?! It was so much more breathtaking than I ever could have imagined looking at photos on flickr, it’s so amazing that I have a hard time coming up for the right words to describe it. I really think that if I had to move to another country, Iceland would be it.
We went with our friends Stephen and Jessica and stayed here in Reykjavík. Our apartment was right by the water and just a block off the main shopping street, Laugavegur, with a view of the ocean and mountains out our kitchen window. If you are thinking about heading to Iceland, I can’t recommend Sveinn and his apartment rentals as well as his super jeep tours enough, he was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. More on that soon though.
We walked a ton, went to the art museum and galleries, hit up Boston Bar (which to find we literally had to walk up and down one block on Laugavegur 4 times staring up), ate way too much yogurt, had the 9 course tasting menu at Fish Market (an amazing restaurant Sveinn recommended to us for Stephen’s birthday), shopped for yarn and sweaters and made friends with many many Icelandic cats. Everywhere Jessica and I went people would speak to us exclusively in Icelandic, but as soon as Luke and Stephen were in the mix, it was only English which we thought was quite funny. One night on our way to Fish Market a early 20′s Icelandic guy, who was boozin’ at the time, came up to us and asked us where we were from. When we said America, he was obviously confused and said, “But in America you have blonde hairs, red hairs, you are all brown hairs.” He then advised us to purchase our booze at the government liquor store to avoid the mark-up.
Well I could go on talking about this forever, so I’ll call it quits now but you can find more photos from Reykjavík on my flickr. Up next, the Blue Lagoon.