7 things to do in Reykjavik
Peaking over the top of the bright buildings in Reykjavik.
View from the top – everything is laid out in front of you!
I like this shot from the bottom up – the architecture is meant to replicate the natural forms of the volcanic rock seen in Iceland.
The inside of the church is quite plain – in line with Lutheran traditions – but still beautiful in its architecture – light and bright.
Another shot from below – the windows at the top of the tower are where you view out on all sides.
2 Solfar (Sun Voyager)
The Sun Voyager or Solfar was created by Jón Gunnar Arnason. It’s not meant to be a Viking boat but a dreamboat – an ode to the sun.
It’s meant to ‘contain the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom’ – sounds pretty similar to how the Vikings regarded their boats!
Profile view across the harbour to the mountains in the distance.
3 Spot street art
This house is decorated by an art collective.
I love how this one shows movement!
4 Harfnarhûs (modern art museum)
This black tape was matrix like – sinister and intriguing, almost alive!
Cling film wrap was a little more sedate…
Kate through the clingfilm!
I think museums are a great way to spend time when the weather is not great out, so find one to while away some time!
5 Harpa concert hall
6 Shopping on Skólavördustigur
Kate being my model on the street.
This guy was sitting outside the shop we eventually found a jumper in!
Kate in her final purchase! There were plenty of traditional and more modern jumpers and Kate and an American lady were trying them all on before deciding on which to get!
One good tip to note is that you can claim VAT back on all purchases – so keep that receipt and do it at the airport!
7 Night out drinking on Laugavegur
Perhaps this refers to the hangover?
Hmm a well deserved Viking beer!