Day 1133 back to work so let’s focus on Reykjavik! 🇬🇧

Wow the holiday seems like a distant memory already!

As I said when we were away, I’ll focus on parts of our trip to Iceland in coming days or weeks when in reality I had a great sleep, went to work, it was a good day, came home, weeded the garden and the sun shone! Today’s blog in a paragraph!!

So Reykjavik (not getting any easier to spell!) was founded in the year 874 by Ingólfur Arnarson from Norway. The name means Smoky Bay after the steam rising for all the hot springs in the area. It should really have been called Steamy Bay!

It has a population of 140,000 and the country has only 387,758 people precisely 😂 to give that some perspective, Glasgow has 635,640!

Our hotel was on the outskirts of the city with about a 40 minute walk into the centre. In a straight line which always helps!!

We stayed in the Hotel Reykjavik Grand and we were lucky enough to get 3 nights for £600 inclusive of flights. We picked those dates because it was the cheapest deal in May. It’s a cheaper time to travel as you’re less likely to see the Northern Lights due to the lighter nights. Also it was cloudy at night time which didn’t help!!!

Some photos taken in the city….

It’s a lovely city to wander around. There are lots of museums and a couple of churches to visit but we were more than happy walking about and soaking up the atmosphere.

Everyone spoke exceptional English. Everyone we spoke to was lovely and couldn’t have been any more helpful. They seemed very pleased to welcome you to their country. Some of them even recognised we had an accent… confirmed when we said we were from Scotland! There were no uncomfortable moments because we didn’t speak the language.

Sadly they think that the Icelandic language will soon be replaced by English as so few people in the world actually speak it. In order for Icelanders to become something worldwide, they need English to communicate and all the youngsters are aware that English will make them a worldwide brand. It would be a shame if that happened as it’s lovely to listen to.

We spent a full day, over two days walking around and chalking up steps and these were 3 of our favourite places.

Ahhhhh I’m missing it already!

Stay safe everyone 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿✈️🇮🇸

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