I arrived in Iceland early in the morning, and it was still dark outside. During my flight, I met a woman from Dubai who shared some useful tips about Iceland with me. Though I was worried about my luggage due to its size, it was a breeze to collect. I just placed it on a cart, and rock and rolled! Unfortunately, the airline forgot to include my stand, but they assured me it would be delivered to Skagastrond within the next few days. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
I collected my rental car after picking up my luggage, but it turned out to be a standard car, which I thought I could handle with ease. After a few jerky starts, I realized I needed to relearn how to drive it so I drove around in circles in the parking lot to get comfortable with the gear changes, and eventually, I started feeling more at ease.
Initially, I was nervous about driving from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik. Everything turned out fine, but when I arrived at the hotel, I was exhausted. In fact, I was more tired than I had ever been before, so I collapsed onto the bed and slept for a few hours.
You know that feeling when you wake up from a deep sleep and momentarily forget where you are, but then you rub your eyes, and it all comes flooding back? This time, when I rubbed my eyes, the feeling didn’t go away because I WAS in a remarkably different, breathtakingly beautiful, and entirely new place.
I walked around for an hour to pick up some groceries. Iceland is familiar in that the systems all work the same, but everything is in another language, so I had to guess at some things. I THINK I bought split peas and lentils, but I’m not 100% sure. We’ll see when I go to cook it in the shared kitchen.
I’m still trying to sort out my SIM card and Wi-Fi connection but after I deal with that I’m leaving for the four-hour trip up North to Skagastrond.
I hope I don’t get lost.