Im sitting in a cute café right now sipping on some much needed coffee; there is free wifi everywhere here, it is excellent! I slept in, checked out of the private room and into a shared dorm. I walked up and down the main shopping street. This is a touristy city so there are several tourist info centers, gift shops and genuine Icelandic wool stores targeted toward tourists. Reykjavik is a place that is so accessible (not even 5 hours) from North America. Lots of people stop here on their way to Europe because of less expensive plane tickets and to experience unique place. Everyone that I have met so far seems to be only spending 3 days here just like me; just enough time to experience some culture... and get over jetlag.
In an hour I am catching a bus to go to the Blue Lagoon, which is Iceland’s biggest tourist attraction. It is a geothermal spa that is said to have several health benefits especially for skin conditions. The temperature is a natural 40deg C. I’ve seen pictures before and it is absolutely gorgeous… except for towering geothermal power plants nearby. Hopefully by the time I get there it will be light enough out for me to take some pictures!