Iceland, TheDaylies

Day 1- Reykjavik, Iceland


Day 1 finally arrived! We’ve only been talking about doing this for 2 years 😉

We are going to try and post a little update daily along with longer posts on various locations and activities.

Where should I start… Well, Wow Airline does actually exist. Overall it wasn’t too bad. Don’t expect anything but a seat on a plane to get you from one location to the next. Of course, we were lucky enough to have the ONLY baby on board behind us 😉

Don’t get me wrong, we love babies. Ours was a baby at one point so I know it’s not easy travelling with them. Honestly the baby wasn’t that bad. He slept most of the time. The parents annoyed me more than anything. I had a knee pushed into my back the whole 5 hours we were on the plane and not to mention the chair grab every time he got up. Breath in… Breath out.. I survived!

Oh and then there were the chatty passengers who did not shut up the whole flight! seriously! what do you talk about for 5 hours straight !

But all that aside, our arrival to Iceland was very smooth. We got through customs in matter of minutes. They didn’t ask us any questions!! We took Flybus into town which was pretty awesome. The landscape we drove through was out of this world. You would have thought we landed on the moon. We drove through lava fields and it was just stunning. We look forward to making some stops on our way back to the airport and exploring it more since we will have a rental car.

We checked into our Airbnb apartment early and took a nice long, badly needed nap before heading out to explore the city. Our apartment is walking distance to everything yet it’s tucked away in a quiet residential area.


Our home in Reykjavik



Kasm reading the writing on the statue of Leif Erikson, the first european to reach North America



path leading to Hallgrímskirkja Church



Leif Erikson – Son of Iceland

We walked the Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur streets which are lined with shops and restaurants. It looks like a cute ski village. Weather isn’t the best. It’s about 10c and drizzle but hey we are in Iceland, no complaints !


We had brunch at Laundromat cafe! It’s a pretty cool place. You can get your laundry done, get a bite to eat and browse their large selection of books. If you are visiting Iceland, I highly recommend it, even if it’s just to get a cup of coffee. We had breakfast which I must say ain’t cheap!


Laundromat Cafe



Fancy a coffee and a good book and perhaps you need to get your laundry done same time?



Waiting for lunch to arrive? Or was it breakfast?



Laundromat Cafe Menu cover

Afterwards we made out way to the Harpa concert hall. Wow! What a cool building!


Kasm Baharak at Harpa

Baharak & Kasm at Harpa


Baharak & Kasm inside Harpa

Baharak & Kasm inside Harpa



Enjoying the beautiful view from Inside of Harpa

We finished the walk by strolling along the boardwalk to the viking ship sculpture and back to our apartment to chill a bit before heading out for groceries. That’s one of the great things about renting apartments, we get to make our own food and it saves us a ton! It may be cheap to get here but once you are here… ouch, $20 for fried eggs/toast and bacon!

Kasm & Baharak Viking Sculpture

The Sun Voyager



Kasm infront of The Sun Voyager

Now we all have our noses in our electronics. Hopefully the chef will get to work soon and make us the lamb we got for supper. Well we think it’s lamb! Our Icelandic is a little rusty.

Perhaps if we don’t fall sleep and the rain gives us a break, we’ll head out again for more exploring.

À demain and stay tuned for a more detailed article on Reykjavik.




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  • Reply LW June 16, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Woohoo great start! Can’t wait to follow you day by day. Keep up the nice work!

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani June 17, 2016 at 6:15 am

      Thank you :) We will see you here in a couple of days!

  • Reply Dee June 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Omg omg omg you’re doing your dream :) what beautiful pics. So glad you’ve had a blast so far. Can’t wait to read the next post!

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani June 17, 2016 at 6:17 am

      We are !!!!! We will do our best to post daily :)

  • Reply Barney June 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Hot tuuuuuuubbbbbbb!!!!!!

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani June 17, 2016 at 6:20 am

      We’ll send you a picture of a Hot Sprrrrrrrrringgggggg 😉

  • Reply Joanne O'Reilly June 16, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Amazing so far. I’m going to read every post to Ben so he can keep up with Kasm!

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani June 17, 2016 at 6:19 am

      Thanks Joanne! Hope he will enjoy them :) Kasm will get to write some of these posts hopefully :)

  • Reply Diane Nadeau June 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Allo Kasm, le papa et la maman, nous sommes présentement dans la classe, nous sommes en train de visualiser les belles photos. Nous vous trouvons très chanceux de voir de si belles choses.
    Demain, nous serons en vacances estivales et nous aurons un beau carnaval.
    Aujourd’hui, nous faisons un peu de ménage et nous écouterons un film.
    Continuez votre beau voyage et merci de partager vos belles photos.
    La classe de Mme Diane XXXXX

    • Baharak Ghorbani
      Reply Baharak Ghorbani June 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Merci Mme Diane! J’ai beaucoup de plaisir faire le tour du monde. Kasm XOXO

  • Reply victoria seni adina's mom June 24, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Hey kasm , hope your having a wonderful adventure on your 1 year trip around the year hope to see more photos of were your at see you in grade 5 we will write again:)

    • Kasm
      Reply Kasm June 25, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Hi Adina, hope you had fun on last day of school. I’m having lots of fun . Have a great summer. Kasm :)

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