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Final Day

Today is dedicated to exploring Reykjavík. We preferred walking despite the bad weather. It's the best way  how to capture the atmosphere of a place. We walked around   the old town, visited a few museums, shops and restaurants. Tomorrow we leave Iceland and fly home.

Our steps led first to Hallgrímskirkja cathedral designed by architect Guðjón Samúelsson.The main elements of the cathedral architecture are the shapes resembling basalt columns so typical for the natural beauty of Iceland.

The interior of this  cathedral is simple and beautiful at the same time.

The presbytery itself is simply decorated too.

The bell tower offers a good view of the old town.

We go down to the port.

The architecture is very colorful and stylishly benevolent.

You will find everything in the street. Tattoo Studio...

... a disco club  under the tent ...

... also instructions how to tie a tie.

Hardware store ...

... and the Drunk Rabbit pub.

The waterfront is empty in this weather.

The modern architectural elements stand out alone here. Statue of Sólfar (Sun Voyager). Author Jón Gunnar Árnason.

The Harpa Congress Hall was closed due to a pandemic, so at least a few views  of the building facade.

The building is truly an exceptional architectural and technological work.

Contrast is an essential element of Reykjavík.

Old and new without  any compromise.

Private property is inviolable even if it is in the public interest.

We also visited the museum of whales.

And here we met our friend from Hauganes. Life-size Humpback whale.

Finally, we visited the modern Perlan Museum ...

... where, among other things we saw aurora borealis in the planetarium. It is pitty that we did not seen it  in reality during our journey.

And in the end, this band played a farewell song for us. Maybe see you next time.

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