Reykjavik July 13

The first post of our 10 day trip to Iceland. We booked a 1 week self drive tour by Guide to Iceland. The drew up an itinerary of places to see and I chose some extra events and tours. They booked the car (a 4×4 KIA), rooms and meals The rooms were excellent and the food top quality. There were a few minor negatives which I will cover in later post. With all the extras, shopping, plus an extra 2 days more in Reykjavik, the total including airfare came to $9,000. If I hadn’t booked extra tours, bought an Icelandic wool sweater, and bird book we could have done it for about $6,000.

I used Google Earth pro to make KMJ files then imported those into Google Earth to create the map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=15Ex_VUE50RyW4f4IjymSv-gRPuu3gqub&usp=sharing. The locations listed on the map are those we managed to get to on the tour itinerary minus the last day, July 22, which was to Videy Island. The map enhances the text below.

First day at Reykjavik on went without incident. After a brief look at Hofdi Lighthouse we went to Seltjarnarnes point to see some birds. Kopar restaurant was wonderful. We had the best food ever and a view of the harbor with a rainbow. After dinner we walked over to look at the strange grass dome structure. The room was OK, and it was a relief to have parking in the basement.

16 thoughts on “Reykjavik July 13

  1. derrickjknight 2021-07-29 / 6:58 am

    You are bringing back a fine photographic record of what was, minor negatives aside, clearly a good trip

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-30 / 10:13 am

      Yes it was stupendous. Only a couple of days had mishaps. Never been on a trip that was totally flawless 🙂 I’ll be explaining in later posts.

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  2. Sue 2021-07-28 / 4:42 pm

    Thanks for the Virtual visit!

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  3. Amy 2021-07-28 / 4:28 pm

    Thank you for the tour through your beautiful photos, Sherry. I have been wanting to visit Iceland,

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-30 / 10:15 am

      I can recommend Guide to Iceland. Be careful to fully research distances in Google maps if you do a self drive tour. I learned that hard way.

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      • Amy 2021-08-01 / 2:42 pm

        If you can recommend, that will be great, Sherry. We had wonderful experiences traveling Croatia, Peru, and Egypt with tour guides.

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        • Sherry Felix 2021-08-01 / 5:13 pm

          We followed a written self guided itinerary created by Guide to Iceland. The only human guides we had were with the short side tours we booked. Guide to Iceland also offers personnel guided tours.

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  4. picpholio 2021-07-28 / 12:58 pm

    The green dome is realy something special, is there something inside too ?
    I can’t wait to see the pictures and read the stories of the next day of your trip to Iceland.

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  5. Lookoom 2021-07-28 / 8:03 am

    I can see from your photos that the sky is still so cloudy in Iceland, which was what annoyed me during my stay. It adds a bit of drama to the landscape. I’m curious to read about your stay, it must bring back good memories too. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Sherry Felix 2021-07-28 / 8:53 am

      We had two days with partial sun out of 10. I am having a challenge processing because my eyes saw more color than my camera could in the gloom. It rained and rained. I love Iceland and the people. More to came. Thanks for visiting.

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