Touchdown! The eagle has landed! Or something like that ;).
After a luckily uneventful 3 hour flight from Brussels to Reykjavik I plant my feet firmly on Icelandic soil. I can’t believe I’m really here. It’s been a dream since my travels to NYC in 2010 to come back here. Yes back, because on my way to NYC I had a stop over in Iceland and I was in awe with the beauty of the country, the small part of it that I saw from the sky and the airport.
So now I’m here. Time to gather up my suitcase and find my way to the hotel. I’ve booked an airport van to bring me to the hotel, but it turns out I’m going on a big bus first. No problem, but when we are halfway down the trip into the city I realise the driver hasn’t mentioned my hotel once. And he’s checked the ticket when I got on!
It’s a good thing we stop shortly after and some people are called off the bus to move into small vans that will take them into the narrow streets of Reykjavik. Again my hotel is not mentioned to either get off or stay on. So I get out and decide to ask the driver. Turns out, it’s a good thing I did or I would have never ended up in Reykjavik city center 😉
The rest of the journey into the city is quick, there are only a few people on the van with me and I’m one of the last people to be dropped off in front of my hotel.
I turn around and look at the North Atlantic Ocean. A stunning view, right from my hotel!
After exploring the ocean road and the inner city for a while it’s time to get freshened up and go to bed so my first full day of exploring can begin early tomorrow!
The first views I’ve had from Reykjavik so far are fantastic. I can’t wait to see more…