Iceland! – Our Trip Part 3

O! For dinner on Thursday night we ended up, after a failed attempt at a very popular local seafood restaurant, at a hotel restaurant called O. It was good. As always, the food wasn’t quite what we expected, but was very enjoyable.

Friday morning was an early one, as we had an 8:20 AM pickup to go ride Icelandic Horses. Icelandic horses are short, sturdy, gentle horses with long hair and long manes. There were a total of eight people on the horse tour, four from our party (Dan ducked out due to a debilitating fear […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:35+00:00 March 29th, 2009|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Iceland! – Our Trip Part 2

In my previous post, Our Trip So Far, I caught you all up to Tuesday afternoon, when I was writing blog posts from a local coffee shop.

On Tuesday evening we had an early dinner at a Mexican restaurant which was delicious. Like many of the meals I’ve had in Iceland, the food wasn’t exactly what I had expected, but was very good. My chicken quesadilla was stuffed with shredded chicken, similar to pulled pork, folded up like a calzone, and fried like a sopapilla. It was then covered with lettuce, which was then drizzled […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:35+00:00 March 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Iceland! – Our Hotel

We are staying at the Leifur Eiriksson hotel in Reykjavik.

The Good:

  1. It’s cheap. I think we’re paying about $40/night.
  2. The location is great. Quick walk to the main shopping/restaurant drag, great view of the big church.
  3. The front desk has been super helpful at setting up tours, taxis, reservations.
  4. Free breakfast spread that’s better than many cheap European hotels’.

The Bad:

  1. There’s no elevator. We’re only on the 3rd floor, so it’s not too bad, but if you’re higher up, or elderly, or otherwise don’t like stairs, it could be an issue.
  2. The walls/doors/windows are paper thin. You will hear everything […]
By | 2017-03-04T18:54:35+00:00 March 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Iceland! – Impressions

Iceland is an amazing country. The physical landscape is like no where else I’ve ever been. The old lava flow landscape looks like an other-worldly alien landscape. The mountains and glaciers appear out of the fog as these impossibly imposing edifices. On some of the shuttle trips that took us out into the desolate lava fields beyond Reykjavik, you could see a single old house or barn sitting in the middle of miles upon miles of empty harsh terrain. There are amazing photo opportunities, if only you have the right vehicle. If I lived […]

By | 2017-03-04T18:54:35+00:00 March 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|2 Comments