Day 17: all quiet on the northern front

A pretty low-key day: took care of some housekeeping details for my bank account, got an insurance contract on my car (a ridiculously easy task, even with my slightly-less-than-rudimentary Icelandic:  I said something that I think approximated a greeting, and the folks at the insurance company responded in perfect English with “Hello, how can I help you?”), and did some grocery shopping.  Took an evening stroll along Fossvogur, the bay separating the western ends of Kópavogur and Reykjavík.

Along the walking path near the water's edge
Along the walking path near the water’s edge

Ran across a pair of fellows in white shirts and ties who were instantly recognizable as missionaries, one of whom turned out to be from Calgary.  Not sure if Þjóðskrá knows about him yet …

You can see signs all around that in the capital region at least, the Icelandic economy is coming back.  Foreign tourism is at an all-time high, but there seems to be quite a lot of new construction in Kópavogur of the sort not associated with the tourist trade: new apartments in particular.

New apartment tower.  There are several more under construction nearby
New apartment tower. There are several more under construction nearby

Nice places: views of the sea, the mountains, and during winter what I can only imagine are fabulous views of the northern lights.

Unfinished apartments at the water's edge
Unfinished apartments at the water’s edge

All in all, a very quiet day.

Sunset at Kópavogur
Sunset at Kópavogur

One thought on “Day 17: all quiet on the northern front

  1. Wouldn’t it be interesting if El Chapo wee casually strolling through Reykjavík enjoying a nice summer day? I’m not saying anything, but the timing of his escape and your change of national identity to “Unknown” is just weird.
    News from the States – 19 Kids and Counting (admit you watched it) was cancelled.

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