Our first day in Iceland was spent in our hotel adjusting to the time change while our second day was spent walking the streets of this stunning city: ReykjavikDay Two: Our alarms went off at 7am, thankfully this time we heard them, and woke with excitement for our day in the heart of Reykjavik. Adam and I caught the shuttle bus at 845am and enjoyed the views from our short but sweet ride.
f r e e z i n g out! The clouds began to pass and Reykjavik was greeted by the sun early on in the morning which was welcomed by tourists everywhere. Adam and I sincerely enjoyed being tourists. We each had a camera around our neck, map in our hands, and were constantly on the search for a local coffee shop and visitor center. Within minutes of entering the cold winds of the city we spotted something breathtaking..something we have only seen in paintings..are you ready?
Perlan or as tourists call it, the Pearl. It was a mile hike from our hotel and we were feeling up to the challenge :) This amazing structure sits atop a great hill overlooking the city. Four out of the five large cylinders hold the city's water which is taken directly from the glaciers. One of the five cylinders was made into a museum. Inside there is a cafeteria on the third floor and on the fourth floor, inside the dome, there is a fancy shmancy restaurant that rotates 360 degrees. We heard a rumor it is listed in the top 5 restaurants around the world. Guess where we ate?--Cafeteria! Adam and I were not even allowed to walk up to the dome simply to look because our attire did not fit it's standards.
I hope you remembered your warning from Day One's post about a picture-Adam's face-Katie's face-overload.
Are you still with me? I hope so--Day Three is coming next week!