Today thought it would be slower – not – had plenty to do. Started off by going to a really neat museum, ‘First Settlement’, which was an incredible display of how the first settlers may have lived? It was based on the excavation of a first settlement archaeological site in Reykjavik site. Very high tech interactive displays – quite good.
Also had some of the original Saga, see below, manuscripts in the museum.
We then took a ferry from the Old Harbor to Viedoy Island just outside the harbor. This is the location where Reykjavik got started some hundreds of years ago. Still had an original (reworked) house from about 300 years ago of the first ‘main’ family that lived in the area.
As long as we were in the Old Harbor area we also saw the Saga and Maritime Museums. The Sagas are a written history of the early history of the Viking settlements – from about 800-1000. The Vikings were great storytellers and kept good records of what life was like and these tales have become the Sagas of this time period in Iceland’s history.
After this, we just chilled for a bit and went to our favorite restaurant, Primos, for supper. That was it for today. Tomorrow I am looking forward to going to the Reykjavik botanical gardens. But, more on the gardens tomorrow. So it is coming to an end with only two more days then we head home. Always look forward to getting home but will also miss Iceland.