Reykjavik is a beautiful city, for Canadians I would compare it to a St.Johns crossed with the European feel of old Montreal. The architecture is beautiful and the shopping is great, easy to spend hours walking around the down-town core taking it all in. This is one spot where we could have spent another day as we didn't get a chance to see everything we wanted to.
One of the highlights was Hallgrimskirkja - the Lutheran church that was built between 1945 and 1986. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture that I have ever seen and from the top of the steeple you can see the whole city.
We spent the spent the night at CenterHotel Klopp which is very close to the centre of the town (10 min walk) and still in the action. Rooms are very small (even for Icelandic standards but it was quite and we got a good sleep before we started the journey around the ring road.
|The Roaming Gnome outside the CentreHotel Klopp|
Here are some additional pictures from the first day touring around the city.