Day 1 - Reykjavik
After an early morning flight we arrived in Keflavik raring to go (kind of!). Our bags were flung into the boot of our hire car and we were off into Reykjavik to explore. A quick stop at our favourite bakery, Sandholt, for danish pastries and coffee and we were free to wander around the streets of the most northernly capital city in the world which appeared to just be waking from its Saturday evening slumber.
We went window shopping down the main thoroughfare of Laugavegur, climbed the steps of Hallgrimskirkja Church for a great view of the city, marvelled at hexagonal panes of glass in the Harpa Concert Hall and visited The National Gallery of Iceland for our culture fix. For lunch it was time to grab a stool at Icelandic Street Food for delicious lamb bread bowls.
It was then a 2-hour drive north to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula which was to be our home for the next two nights. Along the way we stopped at numerous waterfalls hurtling their way down lush, green mountains and the beach near Arnastapi famous for its lazy seals. We had a very cute apartment in the fishing village of Olafsvik and arrived in time to see the second half of the local kid’s football match. It was a late dinner and an early night to catch up on some sleep.