Category Archives: Iceland

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Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik

I visited Svarta Kaffid in Reykjavik in March, 2016

The waitress brought me the soup in bread, a huge bread, hollowed out and filled with soup. It smelled delicious. I took the top of the bread off, could see the soup. South American Lemon Beef. I picked up my spoon, tried a mouthful of the soup. A bit warm, but not too bad. And it tasted really good.

Svarta Kaffid

The soup

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Bæjarins Beztu pylsur, The World Famous Hot Dog

I visited Bæjarins beztu pylsur and their hot dog stand in Reykjavik in March 2016

Whenever you pass by, there is always a line. It does not matter if it is morning, lunchtime, evening or night. The line is always there. If there is less than five people waiting, consider yourself lucky and get in line. There won’t be less people there.

Bajarins beztu pylsur, a hot dog stand in Reykjavik

There is always a line

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Sightseeing in Reykjavik

I went sightseeing in Reykjavik in April, 2010

It was April, still quite cold. I was still wearing my winter jacket. I thought it would be warmer here by now.

I was walking through downtown Reykjavik, towards Tjörnin, the lake in the middle of the city. It was my first day in Reykjavik, my first trip here since childhood, I was taking a walk around just to get mental map of the place. Doing some sightseeing in Reykjavik.

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Visiting Iceland During the Volcanic Eruption

I visited Iceland to witness the volcanic eruption in April, 2010

On April 14, 2010, the volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted on Iceland, spreading large amounts of volcanic ash all over Europe, grounding all airplanes in Northern Europe for days and disrupting air traffic for weeks. People either on the way on holiday or returning home found themselves stranded in airports, unfamiliar cities or found other, more time-consuming modes of transportation.

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Looking for a record store in Reykjavik

I looked for a record store in Reykjavik in April 2013

When I visited Reykjavik, Iceland in April 2010, during the volcanic eruption in fact, I found this really cool second-hand LP store. Serving both as a store and a hang-out, it also featured sofas and a television. This was during the worst of the financial crisis on Iceland, I had a very interesting discussion with the owner and his friends about the crisis and its impact on the Icelandic population. I really wanted to return to the record store in Reykjavik

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