On our last full day in Iceland we are umm-ing and aaah-ing about what to do, we really wanted to go to Reykjavik but we were also sorely tempted to return to Jokulsarlon as we’d all fallen in love with the glacier and iceberg sea lagoon earlier in the week. When we looked at the cloud cover and aurora borealis forecast, things were looking most likely on the west of the country so we decided to head into Reykjavik. Driving into Reykavik is so spectacular, the sea meets the roadside and you can see right the way across to snow capped mountains in the distance. We parked on a side street and climbed the hill towards Hallgrímskirkja, the stunning symmetrical church, visible from almost everywhere in the city. We went in and spent time sitting and looking at the light falling onto the organ in the church. We then went wandering the streets, just taking in the sights and enjoying the quirky buildings and shops. We’d read about a must try coffee shop, Reykjavik Roasters and boy it did not disappoint, like a bullet of energy the strength of the coffee was amazing! We then headed back to Hallgrímskirkja, to take the lift to the top and enjoy the city from above as sun drew in. While we queued to go up, there was a children’s choir rehearsing Christmas carols and it really brought tears to my eyes it was so cute! I captured a small snippet on my instagram and you can see it here. We ambled back to our car and stopped at Solfar Sun Voyager to capture a few shots before travelling to our temporary home for our last night and great anticipation of more aurora spotting! Here are some frames from the gorgeous Reykjavik.
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