A good friend and I dropped by Reykjavik last weekend for a brief getaway.
Coming off a sick week in Amsterdam, it was a pleasant surprise to discover that the winter weather in Iceland was actually warmer than in the Netherlands. Talk about misleading names, huh?
I’ve got a few stories to tell from the trip, but let’s start with a few photos of this intriguing Icelandic capital during the short days of winter.
Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland, and the largest city in the country by far. The city has a population of about 140,000, which accounts for nearly half of Iceland’s total population. It has a bit of an American feel to it, with sprawling suburbs and lots of cars driving from point A to point B.
Reykjavik is also a bit gloomy in the winter—you’ll notice a gray/blue pallor hangs over most of these photos. The winter vibe in Iceland is nice and moody, but not exactly cheery. We met a lot of artists and writers here, and I can definitely see the appeal for those sorts of people. Unfortunately I didn’t get any writing done while I was there—but I did get a few stories which I’ll hopefully write about over the next few weeks.
Until then, enjoy the photos of Reykjavik in the winter!