November 3, 2008

I know it’s called Iceland, so why I was so surprised to find it in full winter mode when I transited in Reykjavik I have no idea. But the snow-covered plateaus and rocky outcrops were stunning from the plane. (For the best views when flying to Iceland from (continental) Europe, ask for a seat on the right side of the plane when facing the cockpit.) For great distances, the faint outline of a ramrod straight road was the only indication of human life. It also took me ages to figure out the white bits floating in the sea were ice floes. Mind boggling that anyone lives here at all, let alone 300 000 people.


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