The beginning of the journey

Doreen Gunkel

Here is the story of the first 24 hours of the Journey…

Mini-me, packed for the journey to Iceland

Packed for Iceland

Mini Me had arguably the worst seat for the eight hourish plane ride on Icelandair with about a three hour airport wait prior to the departure. Her seat was only slightly more cramped than ours as we rode cattle car, middle and window seat. No way to stretch…

After the arrival, customs, and trying to figure out the Flybus that would get us on the next leg of our journey, she got the chance to stretch her legs and take stock in the surroundings.

 
Mini-me aboard the the Flybus at the Keflavík airport.

Keflavík airport on the Flybus

 
The look in Bill's eyes as we finally get to the fly bus.

The look in Bills eyes as we finally get to the fly bus

 
The Keflavík airport as seen from the Bus.

The Keflavík airport as seen from the Bus

Poor Bill, by this time in the journey, we have been up or just napped for the better part of 48 hours.

At this point I have mentioned the Flybus several times.  Let me put this into perspective:

Keflavík is Iceland’s International Airport. It takes about 45 minutes to go the 41.9 km to get to the local airport in Reykjavík.  This airport is the location for the connector fight of about 3 hours that will continue the journey by turbo-prop to Nuuk, Greenland.

Next are things we saw along the way.

20150504_035648 - One of the jetties along the way.

One of the jetties along the way

20150504_041009 - The sea was a bit rough

The sea was a bit rough

20150504_042653 - This is an inland tidal area

This is an inland tidal area

20150504_042706 - The duck pond that we got to explore on the return visit.

The duck pond that we got to explore on the return visit

This was the trip that took us to the little airport in Reykjavík. We still did not get to sleep as it was another five or so hours until we landed in Nuuk, then another hour until we finally got to our hostel.

More about that part of the journey and our stay in the next blog. It was a fascinating location.

 

Be well,

Doreen

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