Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reykjavik, Iceland

I'm mid way through week two of the new job.

The good... really like my coworkers and what I'm doing.
The place has a great feel to it.  I think it's a place where I can really settle in.

The bad... three hour commute each day is obviously a struggle.
And not having the time I once had to devote to this blog.
I'm hating that I haven't responded to all of your great comments from the past week.
But, I'll get to it.   I just have to find my rhythm. 

I think it's time to wrap up our trip to Iceland,
so today I'm sharing photos from the city of Reykjavik.

For a variety of reasons, when we drove into the city I felt like I
could be driving into any US big city.  Other than the language, it looked and felt so familiar.
 We didn't have much time to explore so we focused on the waterfront and old town along with a few other wonderful sites.   We used the car so we could see as much as possible.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Of course, we had to stop for a famous Icelandic hotdog.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

The colors that morning were just glorious, all whites, greys and blues.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

I'm not sure what the building is but these are some of the best murals I've ever seen.

Reykjavik, Iceland

I must have taken a hundred pictures of the Sun Voyager, but I've narrowed it down to two.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

We also ventured to the Western tip of Reykjavik and the area of "Grótta.”
I feel like a broken record but the views in  Iceland are just stunning!

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Our last stop was the Hallgrímskirkja Church.


Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Our little morning tour gave us just a taste of this stunning city.
But I didn't mind because by this time I realized that we
will be returning to Iceland to see more.

What are your favorite spots in Reykjavik?




26 comments:

  1. I never expected the city to look like that! Funny - a sort of mix of the Scandinavian colours but with a certain North American look to it too. Strange!! Almost impossible to believe that surrounding it are all of those beautiful areas. I love the shots with the birds and the small buildings in the background - the colours are so gorgeous.

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  2. Those murals are done right by my house. An Australian artist has been painting them all over town and they are images he has found in the library of Icelanders. He does an amazing job! And I love the Grotta, it is my running path and those views are just amazing.

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  3. The pictures are stunning! The blue of the water and sky with the rose colour of the sun - brilliant! You were so lucky with the weather!! I would love to go to Iceland one day!

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  4. Wow, three hours commute! That's a long way to work but good to read that it is worth it :)

    Yes, the views in Iceland are stunning! Wish I could visit anytime soon. Very nice photos of Reykjavik, it looks such an interesting and cosy city. I would've never imagined that it is somehow familiar to any US city (I've never been to the US so I cannot compare)

    Have a good day and a nice rest this weekend!

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  5. Can't wait to see it myself. And try one of those hotdogs!

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  6. Wonderful photos! Always wanted to visit and now I can can go there vicariously through your blog :-)

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  7. Great pictures as always! I really want to see Iceland soon. I hope next year if I budget well.
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  8. That's interesting you say that about driving into Reykjavik. I felt the same way, until you come over the hill and are into the main colorful part of town, then it's all Europe! :) We had mixed views on Reykjavik, some things we really liked and others we thought were really odd. But cute little colorful town it truly is!

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  9. Yikes, 3 hours a day? That is not good :( You need to find some good books to read!

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  10. 3 hours! But good for you - so pleased to hear you're enjoying it!

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  11. It was a funny combination of American and European to me. Those photos of the birds were my absolute favorite, too. It makes me so happy that you said that. Loved the bands of color. :D Iceland is such an awe inspiring place. I just can't get over it.

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  12. I can't believe to get to live amongst all of that gorgeousness!! I'd love to see more of the murals! Blog idea :D I still can't get over all of the views!

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  13. :D You're comment made Matt happy. Even though he's a Brit through & through. He live in Australia long enough to get his passport & fall in love. If you ask him, he's an Aussie. lol

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  14. You should definitely put Iceland on your list! I don't really even have the words for how gorgeous it is.

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  15. Yep, I see lots of books in my future. It's long, but not really too painful. You should definitely try to get to Iceland, Irene. It's so different from anyplace I've ever been. Thanks so much for the sweet wishes!!! :D

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  16. Iceland is such a big tourist spot this year. You can find so many terrific blogs about it. Thank you so much for reading & commenting, Louise!

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  17. Exactly right! Such a fun combination. I could so see myself living in Reykjavik. We really liked it.

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  18. It's long but luckily not too painful. I tried a few different routes, some that had me in tears. But I found one that is much calmer and I even get to sit sometimes. We'll be moving closer when our lease is up later this year. London! Takes forever to go 3 miles.

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  19. Thanks, Emma! Crazy London commute! It's long but not that bad and I do love to read. I think I can handle it for a bit longer. Of course, I haven't yet had to do it in the rain. It's a walk, but, train, tube, walk. Ack!

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  20. Whoa, those views!! What a church too! Goodness!! Gorgeous!

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  21. Globetrotter PostcardsApril 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    Reykjavik is such a lovely city, and those murals! The hotdogs are a favourite with me :)

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