So I arrived in Iceland to a gloomy set of clouds and a wind chill unlike any I’d had so far this trip. It was refreshing. Yes, I know that’s annoyingly positive, but I liked it. There I was in a tshirt and jeans ready to take on Iceland.
Now I have since realised that I need two weeks and a car to really see Iceland, and I vow to return one day soon to really explore. However, I am now a very well informed traveller when it comes to Reykjavik.
It’s a lovely little city (if you can call it a city) and even though the doom and gloom of clouds and rain continued for all but 20 minutes over the 4 days… I loved it. Perfect to walk around in, the people are nice, and the sights are interesting. This is yet another “except for the price” countries… Holy shit. My poor bank account. I can’t say I tried too many icelandic dishes because I don’t own an Oil company, but the food in general is pretty good.
I enjoyed my time here even though I was pretty unenergetic (only doing 10km a day here… wow). In particular I had a perfect day yesterday, on my final full day here in Iceland. I met Perrine, a french girl, in my dorm and we went for coffee and then I took her about the town. It was comfortable and enjoyable from the moment she struggled to climb up the ladder to her bunk. I love travelling and the uniquely awesome experiences and situations you get into by simply living in the moment. Thank you, Perrine, for making Iceland unforgettable.
As I said, next time I will return with more time, and better prepared to camp and travel by car and not just use this overpriced country as a pit stop/relax station before moving onto Canada…
Speaking of which… TODAY IS THE DAY
I land in Calgary tonight… and my new adventure begins.
I have a lot to do over the next few days and I hope I don’t burn myself out… It’s time to be a semi serious adult.