Reykjavík – The Capital of Icelend
Alright, nature is what we came for. Endless landscapes, rough sceneries and roaring waterfalls. After 2 weeks of isolation during the off-season in Iceland in October, it feels somehow right to come back to civilization and the idea of drinking a cup of coffee in a cozy café quickly transforms into a deep-rooted wish. The right time for a capital has just come. The good thing is, that Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, has only 120.000 citizens which equals a small town in the rest of Europe and which is awesome in order to not disrupt the feeling of nature and harmony too intensively. We all know that big cities are loud and hectic. Reykjavík isn’t.
We stayed at the camping site in Reykjavík, next to the stadium. From there, the city center is within walking distance. We didn’t really know what to expect, but the main “shopping streets” as Laugavegur were cozy and relaxed. There were a lot of restaurants with prices that lead to several cardiac arrests but we didn’t care and just searched for a nice café. And we found one. At the moment we took a sip from our first cappuccino after two weeks of instant coffee we realized that visiting Reykjavík, not in the beginning of the trip but a few days before leaving the country, was an awesome idea.
After this transcendental experience with a cappuccino, we walked to the famous Hallgrimskirkja. The outer appearance is really impressive. The inner appearance… Well, if you have been to Rome once and seen the magnificent churches over there, you won’t bee too impressed. You can also have a short walk next to the sea, where the well-known sculpture Sólfarið – The Sun Voyager – is located. After that, we didn’t really know what to do next. We just went back to our camper and waited for the night to come. Regarding Vedur.is, there was a high potential of seeing the northern lights that night. We didn’t see them before within the whole 14 days. This day, we got to see them! Watch the gallery below.