A note on the weather, it’s cold here but nothing unbearable. If you dress right you will be warm and comfortable. There is always a mist/drizzle and it’s when the wind blows that you really feel the cold. There is no snow and the ground or anything, it’s been about 35F.
After walking around for a couple of hours we spotted the magnificent Hallgrímskirkja cathedral. It is really quite impressive and took 38 to build. It has a huge organ with 5,275 pipes. We jumped in the elevator and took a ride to the very top of the bell tower. The views of the city were breathtaking and when the bell rings your skull vibrates a bit.
Views from the Cathedral
Had a simple dinner in a pub before returning back to the apartment. Meat soup in a bread bowl. It was good but heavy and I should have asked what kind of meat was in it.
There are a lot of fancy and expensive shops around. I have been looking for a local art gallery. There are a lot of galleries but they seem to be more tourist galleries. I’m looking for something a little more contemporary. Not painting of puffins or ponies please. Things are definitely more expensive here, 5 postcards and 5 stamps was $12.50, coffee and banana crepes about $15.00.Overall the first day-ish was great. In a few hours we will be picked up to go on an 8 hour