After making a beeline for the beautiful little harbor at Hafnarfjordur,
... we had to take care of priorities... A sweet pastry for the Bear
A typical breakfast which we enjoyed every morning at our hotel consisted simply of bread, meat & cheese, a boiled egg, Skyr, fruit, and coffee.
admiring the view of Mt. Esja in the distance
while marveling at all of the gaily colored housetops throughout the city.Next we shared a bite with a certain Penguin who walked into the coffeeshop...
The Penguin loved these books in the Terry Pratchett section.
We were invited to a cousin's for typical Icelandic "coffee"... which always means a table groaning with soup, meats, cheeses, smoked salmon, herring, amazing vegetable casseroles, and of course, cakes!
I ate up the scenery with my eyes and my heart as we drove down the coast...
and hiked around the chilly lake where a pair of flying swans grazed the water...
The lava that makes up this fabulous country is stunningly beautiful - colorful,
... and covered in happy thick green moss. I called this one lizard lava.
Alas, when will I get to return?