The First Day in Iceland

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Iceland Day Number One

November 5th 2016

Our FlightMinneapolis to Keflavik, the adventure begins

In the pitch dark of early morning our plane arrived in Iceland. It was cold, dark and rainy, we were tired and half starved, but very excited to be there. We followed the line of weary travelers, retrieving our baggage, passing through customs and out to the curb to catch the shuttle. The shuttle was taking us to get our rental car. We waited for twenty minutes or so in the dreary darkness, only to be dropped off about a block away. All we would have had to do was walk around the corner and we would have been there. Instead we froze and nearly got shut in the doorway of the bus, a great beginning.

Once the gear was loaded we headed to Reykjavik in search of breakfast. We ate at the Laundromat Café. The food was excellent, though very pricey by our standards. I experimented a bit and ate some bread and little pancake type things that were most excellent. I am gluten-free and have heard that in European countries the flour is different. So I went for it. I am happy to report I had no issues, though later in the trip I had pizza and suffice it to say that didn’t go as well.

ReykjavíkA brief exploration of Reykjavík ReykjavíkA brief exploration of Reykjavík

From Reykjavik, we drove to our first destination. We used Airbnb for our accommodations and were anxious to get to our first destination.  Our route took us through through the through the through the Hvalfjörður Tunnel, it seemed like it would never, never end. A very cool piece of engineering. Other than actually getting to Iceland, this was the coolest thing we experience the first day. By time we purchased groceries, found our house we were all so exhausted we went straight to bed.  After a several hours we woke had dinner and began planning our first official day in Iceland. 

Our "First Home" in IcelandThe first place we stayed in Iceland. We had hoped to escape city lights in order to capture Northern Lights. As you can see the rain and fog said no.

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