In Search of the Northern Lights in Iceland travel blog

Scenic Waterfront View

Sun Voyager

Harpa Concert Hall

View from Harp

Glass Panels

Inside Harpa

Acoustic Panels

Our Hotel - Center Hotel

Our last morning was no different--clouds, rain, wind. But as we got on the bus to head to the airport the sun came out and it was a gorgeous day. We got in a little more sightseeing, first stopping at the Sunvoyager Scuplture on the scenic waterfront. Who knew? Every other time we drove along this road, we just assumed we were looking at the sea. Turns out it is a bay with majestic snow covered mountains--a glorious view. Also on this scenic waterfront is the pride of Reykjavik, the Harpa Concert Hall. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the columnar basalt landscape of Iceland. We were treated to a tour by someone who has performed in a couple of the operas presented there and she gave us a demonstration of the outstanding acoustics they are so proud of. Such a beautiful voice. And such beautiful views of the harbor. Now it is time to head to the airport. We were so thankful for the brief sun so we could appreciate the beauty of the city. By the time we got to the airport the sun was gone. While the weather was a challenge, we both really were drawn to the uniqueness and beauty of this island and we've decided we will come back--in the summer. We're going to have to figure out another way to see the Northern Lights....or maybe the Southern Lights?? JB

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