Our adventure began Friday July 3, when we flew from Vancity to Keflavik airport in Iceland. We arrived early in the morning on Saturday, and despite feeling like we could have slept all day, we managed to limit ourselves to just a short nap before setting off to check out the city.Derek lived in Reykjavik for six months in 2001, and I had the chance to visit him, but bringing the kids this time around was pretty cool. We had barely three days, so we did mostly the big touristy sights to give the kids a taste of the landscape — exploring downtown Reykjavik, driving the Golden Circle (Thingvellir, Geysir, and Gulfoss) on day two, and finally driving down to Seljalandfoss our last day. The scenery in Iceland is pretty stunning, and the air is so clear and pure, it feels like you can see forever. Despite sort of chilly temps (around 10-14 degrees, that’s summer!) and some drizzle, we had a great stay. I’d only been there in November before, so it was pretty cool to see the country coated in green grass, moss, and wild purple lupins in massive swarthes all over the landscape. The sun really never sets, but rather just dips slightly below the mountains for a few hours in the middle of the night, pretty different from the 4 hours’ daylight I’d experienced last time!
Here are a few more pics of Iceland.