The first thing I thought about in Reykjavik was that it was so much like St. John’s. Except the people talk even funnier. No offence to my Newfie friends (don’t worry… you guys still talk funny… and I love it!). Actually, we didn’t really “rock” in Reykjavik, mostly just walked, ate and drank. But Iceland is very rocky from it’s volcanic geography.

The feature photo at the top of the page is a lady ogre. Saw lots of ogres in Iceland, but no hulrefolk, although we really looked for them.

We spent some time in Reykjavik, which to me, seemed to feel like a cross between Europe and Canada. Everyone thinks it’s really cold there, I guess because of its name, but it’s actually quite moderate, being a fairly small island. 10% of the country is covered by glaciers, which are receding, of course. The next blog will be our visits to the geysers, volcanic caves and glaciers, so in the meantime, I hope you enjoy the photos of Reykjavik.

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Gettin’ the middle finger in Reykjavik

Harpa Concert Hall and Convention Centre

Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik

Chantal with the Ogre

Reykjavik harbour

Reykjavik harbour

Reykjavik harbour

Fish and chips (and Viking beer) at the harbour

Reykjavik flea market

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

Reykjavik

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