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Back in Iceland!! A reacquaintance with Reykjavik

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As our Icelandair flight descends through the clouds towards Keflavik airport, the rugged cliffs and shoreline of the Reykjanes peninsula begin to emerge from the mist.  The sun is just peaking over the far horizon and its warming light is magical and welcoming!  The peninsula’s dark rugged lava fields remind me somewhat of landing in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, although the massive bulks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are distinctly absent here.  We breeze through immigration and customs and make our way to the Flybus, a comfortable and convenient way to do the 40 minute commute from Keflavik to Reykjavik.

We’re tired after our red-eye flight, but to me it feels familiar and good to be back in Iceland.  The last time I made this journey I …

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