Waking up today I felt a little sad that this would be our last day on this amazing island. Our two weeks flew by and I wanted to stay longer to explore the phenomenal landscapes. After some breakfast we decided it was time to finally get some shopping done before our flight at 5pm. Of course shopping also meant a little more sightseeing of the town.
Steps from our apartment we found the stone indicating that we were in the centre of Reykjavik. I’ve found in my limited travels in Europe most cities have this marker. It’s a pretty neat thing to do and I wish we did it here in Canada (course we may and I just don’t know it).
At the highest point in the city sits mighty Hallgrímskirkja, the church created by architect Guðjón Samúelsson who was commissioned to create it in 1937. Construction began in 1945 with the church finally completed in 1986. From its observation tower one can view Reykjavik in all its glory. We, however, did not make it up to the top of the church due to limited time. It’s first on my list for my return trip.
The church has a new bronze door which I found out lights up at night – which I also completely missed seeing as well. So many things left to see on this stunning, surreal island. Iceland, I look forward to having more adventures with you.