Monthly Archives: May 2014

Last Day in Iceland

Saturday, May 24 Our flight was scheduled for 4:45 pm, so we had some time to continue exploring the town. We walked a few blocks to see the “Sun Voyager,” a sculpture by Jon Gunnar Arnason, and unveiled in 1990. … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Enjoying Reykjavik

Friday, May 23 Another day with nothing scheduled. We headed downtown for some breakfast at Sandholt Bakery and Coffee House. They bill themselves as artisans, and their pastries were wonderful. I had what could be the best cinnamon roll I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

The Golden Circle

Thursday, May 22 The Golden Circle covers about 200 miles, looping from Reykjavik into central Iceland and back. Our first stop was at Nesjavellir, a high temperature thermal area where it is easy to see dozens of steam vents. A … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

When in Reykjavik…

Wednesday, May 21 Nowhere to go today, so we slept in. We walked around town and did some shopping. The population of Reykjavik is about 100,000 of the total number 300,000 in the country. In spite of the small numbers, … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Soft Water Hard Water

Tuesday, May 20 We were up early this morning to catch a bus for a 14 hour tour. We covered a lot of territory in the southeast part of Iceland. Our first stop was at the Skogafoss Waterfall, which was … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

We Are So Relaxed

Monday, May 19 We headed to the Blue Lagoon, which was formed accidently during operation of a nearby power plant. People bathing there noticed that the water had great effects on the skin, so public bathing facilities were opened there … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Tagged | Leave a comment

Up North – Way up North!

Saturday, May 17 We’d been home for almost a month, and it’s still cold in Minnesota, so we decided to go where it’s colder still. We are traveling with two other couples, Jason and Jennifer, and Sally and Jeff. We … Continue reading

Posted in Iceland | Leave a comment