When you take the FlyBus between Reykjavik and the airport, you stop in this little town 10k out called Hafnarfjörður, in front of the Hotel Viking. Well, this small town now has a northern lights viewing pace called Aurora Basecamp that we decided to try out. So a new adventure.
But first, we had to visit Reykjavik Roasters and Braud & Company for breakfast. Then a walk down to the water because we hadn’t yet seen my favorite sculpture, the Sun Voyager.
The weather cleared today, so we had neither horizontal sheets of rain nor 40mph mile winds. Just the natural beauty.
We figured out the local bus, buying tickets brought the app and taking the 25 minute Number 1 bus to Hafnarfjörður. And we found a charming town.
We had lunch at Brikk, a breads and spreads place. It was all Icelanders and us, no tourists.
We then visited the local museum with the history of Hafnarfjörður (fishing and more fishing and then shipping). Next door was a local merchant’s house turned into a museum. It was supposed to be open but it was locked. I walked back to the museum and asked, and they came over and unlocked it just for us. And left us alone to wander. Couldn’t imagine that happening anywhere else.
Walking to dinner, we caught sunset.
We had one restaurant in mind, but then walked right past Krydd, which looked nice. And they were having a 2/1 special on the tenderloin so how could we not? And it was well worth it.
So we are off shortly to see if we can see the aurora borealis. But it was a wonderful day already.