A Travellerspoint blog

Hello from Reykjavik!

Land of the midnight sun

overcast 0 °F
View Scott's Iceland and Scandinavia 2008 on sfoshee's travel map.

Hello from Reykjavik, the northernmost capital city in the world! When they say this is the land of the midnight sun, they aren't kidding. I have yet to see the sun set, and it has my sleeping schedule all off. It is bright as the afternoon all night long! I kind of feel like a zombie!
I have had a lot of fun walking around the city and exploring. I went to the National Photography Museum, which had a special exhibit by Viggo Mortensen, the actor. I was here for the last day of the arts festival, and went to a terrific concert at the University. The Iceland symphony orchestra played and 4 vocalists sang Icelandic pop songs in English while video was projected on a huge screen behind the stage. It was truly amazing.
I ate at a terrific seafood place on the waterfront called the Sea Baron. They specialize in lobster soup, which was terrific, and I also got a cod kebob. Believe it or not, they actually had Mink whale meat (Iceland is one of the few countries that still whales), but I couldn't make myself eat it! I also ate at a cool place called The Hamburger Joint, reportedly serving the best hamburger in Iceland. It was good, and the ambience was cool, with John Lee Hooker music playing in the background!
The big landmark at the center of town is a church built from native stone. The church is called Hallgrimskirkja, and I climbed to the top of the steeple to get some good pictures of the city. There is also an impressive statue of Leif Ericksson in front.

I fly to Copenhagen tomorrow, so I will try to pull the shades and get some sleep!

Posted by sfoshee 12:55 Archived in Iceland Tagged tourist_sites

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents


Looks great. Even with my opposition to whaling, I'd have been tempted to try a bite. It just looks so... meaty...
Glad you're having fun; keep posting!

by DocThelma

Wanna travel around Iceland?
Netbus is a licensed Icelandic tour and travel provider, offering welcoming bus trips across Iceland, professional guided coach tours and airport transfers upon request. Over the course of 50 years, Netbus has always believed in providing quality service at cheap prices. Netbus also believes in providing its customers with expert knowledge about Iceland and the country’s unique landscape and history. Visit the Blue lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir, Thingvellir & more.

by jannordic

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint