Greetings from ReykjavikOn Saturday morning, I flew to Reykjavík, the largest city in Iceland. The world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state has been on my “places to see” list since a very long time.

Iceland Arrival

I have completely underestimated the climate. The city’s coastal location makes it prone to wind and it is freezing cold here. As I spent the last weeks only in hot temperatures, it feels even worse. During my first few hours in this beautiful and very colorful city , I went shopping and got myself a wool hat and sweater.

Sandra Bauknecht reykjavik

My look: White padded gilet iconby Moncler Grenoble, green sweater by Abercrombie & Fitch, 620 Photo Ready mid-rise leggings-style jeans iconby J Brand, large studded backpack iconby MCM, sunglasses by Marc Jacobs and Jenny brushed-suede ankle boots iconby Isabel Marant. The hat is a souvenir from Iceland.


Here in Reykjavík, there are many things to do and explore. One of the big highlights is whale watching.

Whale dinner

The meat of this large mammal can be found on almost every menu in this country.

Reykjavik Port

View of Harpa concert and conference center from the old harbour.


City center

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Panorama of the city and the largest church in Iceland

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Central Reykjavík seen from…

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… the top of Hallgrímskirkja Church.

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Colorful rooftops line Reykjavík.

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Blue Lagoon

Approximately 45 minutes’ drive from Reykjavik is the famous Blue Lagoon, a place that you don’t want to miss. Set in the pure heart of the Icelandic landscape, it offers a complete spa experience. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulphur and bathing is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. I felt too cold to go swimming but the scenery itself has been worth the visit.

Now, I am off to see some geysers and more…

LoL, Sandra

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Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht