I think it’s waaaaaay past time to recap our trip to Iceland, don’t you? Today, I’m sharing the photos and experiences from Day One. As an intro, we flew overnight from Boston. It’s about a 5 hour flight and, while I tried to sleep, it really didn’t happen. All of the advice I got was to stay up once we arrived in Reykjavik and, after we got the rental car sorted and checked in to our hotel (we booked a room for the night before so that we could get in at 6am) that’s what I did, but Dale did sneak in a nap before breakfast.
Doreen and Mark, Hannah’s godparents and our very dear friends, were with us and once everyone was ready we set out to explore the city a bit.
We had a fabulous breakfast at a local café. Seriously, those eggs were perfection. After we were fortified we walked (and walked), checking out shops and admiring local gardens, doing some people watching and thinking about how we wanted to spend the rest of the day.
In the evening, Hannah and Mikey hosted a welcome dinner for everyone at a nearby restaurant. We had a very cool room to ourselves, it was full of couches and comfy seating, our own bar set up and plenty of delicious appetizers.
There were speeches and Hannah and Mikey distributed welcome bags that I had helped to make with the Cricut. There was a roof top bar and the evening was mild enough to hang out up there for photo ops.
I was so proud of Hannah and Mikey for arranging this get together for everyone. We got to know their Icelandic friends and it was a great bonding experience for the entire group. I even managed to get a selfie with my Hanny Bride, as we called her.
It was a wonderful first day of our Icelandic adventure and boy was I ready for bed when the time finally came!