Yesterday I moved north, and a bit west.

My time in the Faroe Islands came to an end, and I flew to Iceland. My airport shuttle collected me at 6:50 for the 40 minute drive to Vágar Airport and under an almost cloudless sky, it was really beautiful.

During my 3 days/4 nights in the Faroes I can only think of one disappointment, and that was the weather which greeted me in Klaksvík. Even that was more that offset by the enjoyment of the helicopter flight and the bus journey back to Tórshavn.

Atlantic Airways at Vágar

Atlantic Airways did the honours to get me to Keflavik on time and in good shape. The views of Vágar as we took off were even more amazing than on arrival – the sunshine made the difference!

My first sight of Iceland was the Vatnajökull icecap from the plane window. I hope it was an auspicious beginning.

By 11:30 I was in Reykjavík city centre, making that decision between the public bus and a taxi to get to my Airbnb flat. Let me just mention that Iceland does not seem to be any cheaper than the Faroes.

The afternoon was about orientation – the suburb where the flat is located, and downtown Reykjavík. It is a 10 minute cycle between them.

Downtown Reykjavík

The evening highlight was sunset at midnight.


Quite a special day.

ⓒ iain taylor, 2019


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