Iceland – Arrival
What can I say about Iceland – it was beautiful from the minute the island comes into sight from the window of the airplane! Flying in I was awarded the beautiful views of the shoreline and mountains. The view was even more beautiful since the sun was just rising as we were coming in for the landing.
Once we landed we were smoothly transported from the tarmac to the terminal and easily through entry into the country. We were treated by blue skies with not a cloud in sight even if it was only 37°. That was a little bit of a shock to the system considering we just left 90° 4 1/2 hours earlier. Even thought it was 53° change in temperate it was a refreshing feeling. It’s what you expect Iceland to feel like!
Once we grab a cab from Keflavik airport and took the ride into Reykjavik we arrived at our home away from from for the duration of our stay. We booked the 2 bedroom apartment through VRBO which was easy to use.
The apartment was in a good location for us. Up the street was a hotel that we could go in to ask question, a short walk to the main dining/shopping street, and most of all, a short walk to what would become our favorite spot – Reykjavik Roasters! This was our first stop when we began exploring the city. Since our flight got in at 6 am we need our breakfast and caffeine fix!
The coffees are made to order so if you are in a hurry this may not be the place for you, but if you want a strong delicious cup of coffee, great atmosphere, and great food this is the place for you. On days in which we had breakfast here, my go to choice was chia seeds in coconut milk with apples, nuts and coconuts and for a sweet treat Sörur. Sörur is chocolate glazed butter cream macaroon. I’ve tried making chia for breakfast since I’ve been home and I can’t quite match this!
After our stop here we were ready to hit the ground running and begin exploring Reykjavik to see what it had to offer.
The touring of the city and other adventures are still to come!