19th September 2016: Reykjavik

First of 4 days in Iceland. We're here mainly to see the Scotland WNT play Iceland tomorrow but managed to fit in some sightseeing too :)
Early start  So early there is nobody else around!  Had to make a quick dash to Braehead to get my Scotland tops fixed! Very early start  called for a fruit boost Scotland shirt (away)  Got my shirts fixed, this one is to celebrate us qualifying for 2017 Euros Scotland shirt (home)  And this one is for Haley Lauder who was my player pick this year
Flight to Iceland  Cheerio for now Glasgow Flight to Iceland  Above the clouds Flight to Iceland  Joan?  Well nearly ... Flight to Iceland  Free drink
Flight to Iceland  But brought my own lunch Flight to Iceland  Northern Lights on the plane Flight to Iceland  Approaching Iceland Keflavik International Airport  Arrived to a rainbow ... pouring rain but also a rainbow!
Travel to Reykjavik  More rainbow views Travel to Reykjavik  More rainbow views Travel to Reykjavik  More rainbow views Hotel Holt  Our hotel for the duration of our stay
Bronze Berlin Bear  to symbolise the solidarity between the two capitals Bronze Berlin Bear  Created by Berliner artists Karola Schlegelmilch, Akiko Hada and Wolfgang Müller Hallargarður (Palace Garden)  Adonis.  Cast of sculpture by Bertel Thorvaldsen which was gifted to Iceland on 1974 to celebrate 1100 years of inhabitation. The original is in Munich, Germany Plane arriving  into the domestic airport, Reykjavík Airport
Tjörnin (The Pond)  small lake in central Reykjavík Tjörnin (The Pond)  These 3 ducks are obviously not so keen in going in Tjörnin (The Pond)  Can understand why they are staying on the edge, it is blinking cold! Kvennaskólinn (Reykjavík Women’s College)
National Gallery of Iceland Fríkirkjan í Reykjavík (The Free Church in Reykjavik) Lækjargata 14a (old Technical College) Lækjargata 14a (old Technical College)
Lækjargata 14a (old Technical College)  and Iðnó Domkirkjan (Reykjavík Cathedral) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)
Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)  and "The Musician" statue by Ólöf Pálsdóttir Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)  close up of "The Musician" statue by Ólöf Pálsdóttir Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)
Beach at Harpa Beach at Harpa Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club)
Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)  and Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club) Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club) Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club)
Siglingafélag Reykjavíkur - Brokey (boating club) Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) Beach at Harpa Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall)  Fire hydrant
Harpa (Reykjavik Concert Hall) 160919 107 Arnarhóll  with a statue of Ingólfur Arnarson on the top Ingólfur Arnarson statue  statue is by Einar Jónsson. Ingólfur Arnarson is the first settler in Reykjavik and came to Iceland around 874.
Views from Arnarhóll  towards Hverfisgalleri Back of Gamla Bíó  Li Hill with John Grant, inspired by the song “Pale Green Ghosts” by John Grant Icelandic Travel Market  "Klyfjahesturunn" statue by Sigurjon Olafsson Days of Gray mural  located at the Aurum store located at Bankstraeti 4
Bankastræti  "Roots" bronze sculptures by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir Bankastræti Bankastræti Bankastræti  Polar bear outside gift shop
Bankastræti  And another one ... poor soul is a bit rained on! Bergstaðastræti  Lundinn The Puffin gift shop Skólavörðustígur  In the evenings parts of the streets become pedestrian when the bikes are moved over Skólavörðustígur  seemed rude not to have a wee seat in the basket
Skólavörðustígur Bergstaðastræti  Wee bit of art Skólavörðustígur  Total Football, Icelandic Football Agency Skólavörðustígur  with views towards Hallgrimskirkja
Baboon heart  by street artist Wild Welva Stjórnarráðið (Government House)  and statue of King Christian IX of Denmark handing over Iceland's first constitution in 1874 Stjórnarráðið (Government House)  and Hannes Hafstein statue by Einar Jónsson Hotel Holt  Back at the hotel for an early night
Hotel Holt Hotel Holt Hotel Holt  With their own toiletries Hotel Holt  with a wee bit of dinner from Dunkin Donuts