After much anticipation leading up to our departure, we took the first flight of our around-the-world trip to Keflavik, Iceland on July 10, 2012. Landing at almost midnight, we got our baggage and took the Flybus to Reykjavik where we had to walk 1.5 miles to our apartment with our bags packed for 8 months of traveling in tow. The good news is that it was still light out at 1AM while we wandered the streets aimlessly in search of our Airbnb for the next few days. We were so exhausted by the time we reached our destination that we passed out despite the shining sun and our twin sized bed.
The next morning we set out to explore Reykjavik. What an amazing and welcoming city! The houses, the colors, the adventuremobiles, it was overwhelming! We spent the day hanging out in the park listening to a live DJ set while we people watched and sipped local beer. We also went to the top of Hallgrímskirkja (the famous church in Reykjavic), which was amazing. We felt so comfortable that all of our anxieties about being overseas for the rest of the year were long gone. We ate our first dinner at Saegreifinn (a must if you visit Reykjavik) and then hit the sack after a long day.