Thursday, May 20, 2010

Iceland: Falls, Journey into the city of Reykjavik

Continuing as the final chapter of my Iceland Travelogue

Again, we were competing with time. The sun was hanging on the horizon, the visibility was getting worse as seconds ticked away. We had to leave the Black Beach.

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Passing by Vellir, I took the last look at the Petur Hill and our cottage, and drove on, headed towards Reykjavik.

On our way, we saw old cottages like those I saw in Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit. Wow, really was like fairy tale. Couldn't find pictures though.

Skógafoss was an unintended encounter. We saw the Tourist's sign and we steered our car into that direction. Well, most of Iceland's natural wonders are just beside their Ring Road, which makes it so convenient!

Who would want to sit here?

The waterfall has a width of 25 meters and a drop of 60 meters. Imagine standing beside it. The spray that produced by the waterfall wets my camera, our clothes, therefore we didn't stay very long there.

Skógafoss, Winter

Then we had to continue on, before the weather turned nasty again...

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As for the city of Reykjavik, not much to be seen as when we reached there at around 5pm, the streets were lit with man-made lights and no more natural sun light at that hour. Worse still, the snow started to fall down, heavily. We wandered around the city, our downs covered with snow, searching for food and interesting stuffs.

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The city of heavy snow, and fairy-tale like buildings... It must be wonderful to stroll in, during the summer.

Prayer in the Snow

Still, we went around to seek for the Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower. I couldn't remember whether we found it, or just saw a trail of light being shone into the sky. Then we also drove to the Viking's monument, and the very unique church of Reykjavik which it was under construction...

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Ahh... didn't realize the tower of light was across the sea, until I saw the pics... Else I would have focus more nicely on that pillar.

Meals? I love their meals even though those meals seem very simple, just burger and chips or fish etc but somehow both this last day's meals tasted so awesome! Most importantly, the price was not very steep. Bearable.

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Lunch on the way back to Reykjavik from the Black Sands.

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Dinner, every bite tasted so good...

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Nothing much that I can think of getting as souvenirs but I think their coins were really interesting, worth collecting!

After the town slept, we went to return the car, and spent our night in the airport to conclude this trip.
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