Thursday, June 13, 2013

Reykjavík, Iceland

Simple shapes, bold colors, and fresh air. One of the cleanest, safest, happiest cities in the world. This is Reykjavík. For a country with a population of 300,000, the city has a surprising amount of creatives, designers, well-curated shops, and indie bands. We spent most of our time wandering around the city with cameras, window-shopping and drooling over the good Scandinavian design, admiring the lovely houses (and for Yuriy, the crazy rugged cars), and popping into at least one bakery per day to warm up and indulge in European pastries. On weekend nights, it's really easy to find live music. We got a drink one night in a small bar full of cool, young Icelanders and loved sitting 5 feet away from the musicians who sang in both Icelandic and English.  

We spent a couple days in the city at the beginning and end of the trip, though the true highlight was driving around the island and exploring the wilderness of the island. Those photos will be in a separate post. For now, here is Reykjavík...

- Julia