Our first day in Iceland was a short one. We arrived at 7am local time, however when we arrived at our hotel around 9am, we were so tired that we went right to sleep for a few hours. When we woke up, we only had a couple hours left of daylight (sunset was around 4pm). So in that short time frame, we wandered around our are of downtown Reykjavik and down near the harbor.
Reykjavik was different than I was expecting, and definitely wasn’t the cute little colorful town I had envisioned. Nevertheless, we explored the area by the harbor, had lobster soup and fish and chips and then returned to the hotel to go to sleep again. That night we woke up around 10pm wide awake (damn jet lag) and proceeded to bundle up again and walk over in the dark to a pizza place near our hotel to get some dinner. It was delicious pizza and kind of a random adventure to finish off our first day in Iceland.
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