Wednesday, November 28, 2007
DAY 3: Þingvellir
Thingvellir is a national park which has been added to the list of World Heritage (certain places on Earth are of outstanding universal value and as such should form part of the common heritage of humankind). It is where the Vikings first met as a government. The volcanic ridges caused by the continental shifts have changed the area a bit since the last millennium but you can feel the awe that they must have felt years ago. Because it is protected, the park has almost no buildings around... nature's hug is a bit strange since we now come from a place where you are never away from the sound of cars, airplanes, and mini-malls. Again, a feeling with an intensity that really can not be described
How do you finish such a spectacular day? Go out for tapas!
The day before, one of the British couples recommended a restaurant because of a coupon. A discount in Iceland? Considering the price of eating out, we took advantage of this offer... spending "only" around $100. Among the many dishes... kangaroo and puffin (served with a blueberry sauce). Everything was delicious... the puffin had a smooth beefy taste. It's a traditional meal in Iceland and Greenland. If you are in Reykjavik, you definitely have to visit Tapas.
END OF DAY 3