The epic and airy nave of Hallgrímskirkja

The epic and airy nave of Hallgrímskirkja

The amazing Klais organ, with V-8 exhausts

Isobel reads about the organ

A view over the bay from the cathedral tower

Impressive views from the cathedral tower

Downtown Reykjavik

Hydrothermal steam rises in the distance

The hotel and the airport

Packed colourful houses

The docks

A cluster of Icelandic houses

Last night's bar has grass for a roof

Statue of Leifr Eríksson, founder of Reykjavík

Isoble takes a photo


More street art/graffiti

Isobel orders a coffee

Isobel outside the café

Puzzling over a statue

US-style fire hydrant

Sailors look out to sea

Bright red corrugated building

An old dude feeds the pigeons

Houses round a lake

The pond, or Tjörnin

Isobel sits down with a bronze dude

Thick-necked swans

Swans and geese on the lake

Isobel looks out

It's all rainbows and unicorns

Reykjavík's oldest extant building

Isobel has a nap

Looking over the old harbour towards Harpa

A whale skeleton

The navigation lighthouse on the way to Faxaflói

Whale watchers

Isobel gets a photo

Isobel in her floatation suit

Isobel and Nosher in their red Michelin-man suits

Nosher with camera

We don't spot any whales, but do see some porpoises

A whale-watching RIB scoots by

The RIB heads off

A less-than-useful kitchen sink

Our whale-watching boat: Eldey

Isobel in the Reykjavík Fish (and Chips) restaurant

Reykjavík Fish

Isobel gets some Skyr from the supermarket

The supermarket is selling sour whale blobs

A singles club for lost gloves

More street art on Laugavegur

Our hotel, which looks more like an office block

Officey hotel corridors

The Laundromat Café

More crazy-expensive beer - only £8.50 a glass

A view out of the Laundromat's door

Life behind the bar

The washing machines of the Laundromat Café

A stack of washing machines