I am so sore I really don’t want to move. Xan and I had bought plane tickets to London for this upcoming Monday in order to be able to get into Iceland. Iceland required us to have a ticket out of the country in order for us to get into the country. Well, we were planning on changing it or moving the date or something once we figured out if I could stay or not but forgot about the whole all businesses shut down from the 24th to the 26th and the 27th would be the weekend and the flight leaves on Monday. Oops! So, we took our chances that the ticket office MIGHT be opened today and walked the 35 min. to the Reykjavík airport. Yep, it was closed. We will be able to call on Monday and see if anything can be done then. Fortunately, we were so close to Perlan (a huge tourist attraction) we decided to not make the long trek a waste. I had my camera so here are lots more pictures. The pictures were taken mostly between 1-4 pm.
This first shot is the University Xan attends.
One thing I am still getting used to is how green it is here in the middle of December! It looks like Utah in late July to early September. If you look closely in this picture, you will see all the moss on the rocks.
I took this shot to give a better idea of where things are in relation to others. The left of the picture has Hringbraut and you can also see the cool church building with the scaffolding. In between these two landmarks is downtown Reykjavík. You’ve seen most of the country’s capital just by viewing these photos. It is so small and cozy!
Inside Perlan, there was some kind of Christmas party going on. There were lots of people everywhere! Here is a picture of their Santa Claus’s singing along to the band behind them. They were singing all the children’s Christmas songs. These Santa Claus’s have more of a troll appearance than ours.
They had a geyser outside to see. They made the hole so it is technically a man-made geyser but the hot water was already in place. It just needed the hole.
Well, that was our walk. We stopped off at the National Museum of History where I bought an expensive but worth it book on Nordic God Mythology and Legend with beautiful illustrations. Then, we bought half a loaf of bread from the bakery. Now, we are making our pie. Finally!