Well where to start?

As I eluded to in my previous post the weather was indeed changeable. Having started off quite grey & overcast when I started my walk into town from my accommodation the cloud lifted & the sun began to try to break through.

Until then I hadn't realised that where I was staying was on the highest hill in Reykjavik, it gave a great view of the town/city but this would come back to bite me later.


As you can see from the photo above Reykjavik is quite spread out (this is only a section on the city). The big pointy thing in the middle of the photo is Hallgrímskirkja Church which was my initial destination.

The church has a beautiful ornate door on both the inside & outside.


As you can see the weather started to get worse as it often does with little or now warning.

I went inside where there was an organist playing the main organ.

By the time I left the church the weather had not improved, in fact the wind had started to get quite strong so I decided it would be best if I turn back & return to my accommodation.

The route back was a more direct one, this mean't I could visit the Perlan Viewpoint.

Below the glass domed roof there is a museum & restaurant. The viewing area is outside the dome on the 4th floor, I had to buy a ticket for 480ISK (that's about £3) to get up there.

Having climbed 4 flights of stairs I eventually reached the viewing area. There were little devices you could use to look further afield with.

From the Perlan Viewpoint you can see the whole of Reykjavik including the domestic airport.

By this time it was mid afternoon & I was in need of food so I made the rest of the way back to my accommodation.

I didn't realise just how much my walk had taken out of me until the next day, I could barely walk from the pain in my feet but especially the pain in my Achilles Tendon in my left foot. This has mean't I've laid up today and have had to push back my plans by a day meaning I won't be able to do what I wanted on Thursday which may be a blessing in disguise.

Below is a gallery of all the photos I developed from my walk.