Okay so I'm actually writing this at the end of my 2nd full day in Iceland, but while the memories are still fresh in my head, I figured I'd start this blog about my Iceland adventure ... where the real adventure started. Climbing out of the airplane, it fells like you stepped back in time for a few minutes.... you actually climb off the airplane with stair onto the tarmac and then walk into the terminal. I haven't done that at a "major" airport in a very long time so it was kind of a fun start to the trip. I had a rental car all lined up and they picked me up just outside of customs and within 30 minutes I was in my car and on the road. Never having been to Iceland I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it was really easy getting around since I brought my GPS with me, and unlike in the States... there was absolutely no traffic on the road even though it was close to 7:30am on a Sunday. I had preloaded my GPS with all the sites I wanted to hit on this trip, and broke it down by each day so I just started with Day 1 and hit "Go!".
There are churches like this one all over the Iceland countryside so I thought I'd stop and shoot at least one of them to remember what they looked like. They all seem to sit off on a hill so they can be seen from far and wide, and they each have these small cemeteries besides them. It almost gave the appearance that the church and cemetery was just for the people of that small town. No idea if that is really the case or not.