Reykjavik, Iceland - #AtoZtravelWednesday, November 19, 2014
Reykjavík (pronounced rei-ca-vik) is the capital of Iceland and the world's most northern capital of a sovereign state. This means that during the peak of summer it's light almost all of the time, and in winter there are very few daylight hours.
From what I've read, summer is most definitely the favourite season of the local population, however a few years ago I was drawn to Iceland in the winter time - so I could overload in the Christmas lights, thermal pools and twilight skies.
From the moment I got on the plane I knew it was going to be a great trip...
As well as having a great sense of humour Icelanders also have very warm hearts. Tjörnin lake in the centre of the city, aka 'The Pond' was mostly frozen while I was visiting in December - apart from this small section where hot water was being pumped onto the ice to keep the ducks warm...
One of the bonuses of living in Iceland and Reykjavik? Free energy. Yep, that's right. More than 25% of Iceland’s electricity is produced from geothermal energy and almost all homes in Iceland get their heating from hot water out of the ground.
Iceland is the world’s largest green energy producer per capita...
Did we go for a soak in the Blue Lagoon? Why of course we did.
And the amazing twilight sunsets as well. This photo was taken at about 4pm. I just love the colours!
This November I'm blogging every day in a A to Z travel challenge, where I'll share some of the amazing but more obscure places I've travelled to in the world as I make my way through the alphabet.
If you'd like to join me on this travel blogging challenge please do. I'd love to hear about some of your favourite travel destinations. Tweet using #AtoZtravel and I'll retweet you, or just share your posts in my comment feed. Enjoy and Happy #AtoZtravel November!
Also - I'm entered in the travel category of the 2015 UK Blog Awards. If you enjoy reading somewhere... beyond the sea then I would love you to vote for me. It's pretty easy - just click on this link. Happy travels!