I arrived in Iceland at 6:30. It was a smooth landing and little did I know what was in store for me. It was still dark outside and I could only see a bit of snow from the planes window. By the time I met Ásta at the gate I’d realized we were in the middle of a storm. The wind was howling, with gusts up to 75 mph. It was almost total whiteout conditions. We got my gear to the car and sat for a bit, hoping for a bit more light.

Cars were finding their way out of the unplowed lot, so away we went. It’s 49 km to Reykjavik. It typically takes 45 minutes. It took a good 2 hours almost 3. I could barely see as I drove along, thankful for the tail lights of other cars. At least I had something to follow, a line to aim for. We found our way to the hotel skidding through the drifts at the entrance. And thankfully have begun the adventure.

2 thoughts on “Arrival

  1. Jim,

    We were in Iceland for New Years. Skip the fancy restaurants and go to the Rekjavik Restaurant (that’s the name) down the street from the tourist bureau. Make sure it’s a seafood buffet night. Be hungry.


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