Here are the highlights of two days exploring Reykjavik on foot, with strong emphasis on the wild, the natural, the peaceful, and the grand. Featured prominently is the iconic Hallgrims Lutheran Church.
How could it not be? Basically, it was the only landmark I knew about before coming here.
I spent two days exploring town, then another day holed up in my hotel waiting out a nasty storm, during which I learned about the volcanic eruption that was taking place just twenty miles south of the city. Hiking access to it was closed this day because of the weather. The previous two days, I could have taken the seven-mile round-trip hike, but I didn't know about it. Missing the chance to see this eruption is the biggest regret I have from this two-month journey that took me halfway around the top of the world.
A full report of the days in Reykjavik, with more photos and a video clip of the eruption taken from a live web cam appears at my new blog site: The Hiking Hermit.