Iceland Day 1

We started off this morning heading to the Golden Circle when we hit Route 1 we turned left.  After a while we noticed the water was on the left side not the right side where it should be.  We then found an information board and with our map in hand we figured out that we had turned the wrong way on Route 1.  We had gone too far to turn around so we decided to carry on.  Oh by the way, we were not lost just sightseeing.  We had a wonderful day looking at waterfalls, rivers, fishermen, mountains, sheep, and tons of lupines.  We had never seen so many lupines in Alaska.  We even stopped to watch the sheep get herded across the road. We went to the end of one road and in Arkanes found two light houses. At one point we kept seeing this weird looking building which we decided must have something to do with some type of pipeline. We took a tunnel under a fjord.  It rained off and on all day but we didn’t care.  We were just enjoying the scenery and each other.  We love road trips.  We read somewhere that Iceland is the third windiest country in the world and that the first two no one lives on.  We do believe this now!

 

After we got back to our apartment we took it easy for a while and figured out where we went wrong today.  We did some research for breweries online.  Then decided to walk downtown to Skuli’s which were told was where the locals go for a nice craft beer.  The bartender, Liljar, said that the place was named after a local hero named Skuli Magnusson.  He was the first and only sheriff of Reykjavik.  The other bartender, Alyson, was a brewer from Colorado.  We ordered some dinner from their food truck.  We ordered pulled pork and a fried cod buns with French fries cooked by Scott, yet another American from Memphis, Tennessee. After we were done we walked back home.

It was a wonderful day.  Tomorrow we will see if we make it to the Golden Circle or if we go on another impromptu sightseeing trip.

Author: olehippies

I am a freelance travel writer and photographer. I love to travel with my loving husband. I like to see how the locals live better than going on tours.

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