Church cemetery near Hotel Glymur on the Hvalfjordur (whale fjord)


Cemetery fenceline on the Hvalfjordur


Cattle, sheep, and Icelandic horses abound


Horses are small and short-legged, but hardy


Iceland is a hotspot for volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs


Scene at Arbaejarsafn (an historic farm in Reykjavik)


A Reykjavik bar and grill


Walkers, bicyclists, and skateboarders only on Reykjavik’s main streets


A modern interpretation of gothic architecture, the Hallgrimskirkja  is the dominant church in Rekjavik, here seen inside the clock tower

We visited Iceland for a few days and found it entrancing.  Its landscape is volcanic and bleak, its parliament goes back 1100 years, and its people are hardy and friendly.  The capital, Reykjavik, is small but remarkably cosmopolitan.  Our travel plans have us going to Scandinavia a few times over the next three years, so we’ll be back to Iceland to explore some more.