Friday, June 24, 2011

June 22, 2011

We arrived in Reykjavik just before midnight on Tuesday, June 21. It took 45 minutes for our bike boxes to come out, and I worried that they may have been lost. But in the end, we got all our luggage and took a "Flybus" to our hotel, the Capital-Inn. We watched the sun dip slightly below the horizon on the drive from the airport, and the sky remained light because of the northern latitude. It was 2 a.m. when we arrived at our hotel, which thankfully had heavy curtains to keep out the light.

Sho and I awoke at 11 a.m. the next morning, and we finally tickled Saya out of bed at noon! I unpacked the bikes and trailer and hoped that they had not been damaged in transit. After a couple hours' work, everything was assembled and in working order. We rode the connected bikes into downtown Reykjavik and ate dinner at an outdoor cafe on Laugavegur Street.

We will stay in Reykjavik until Sunday, then set off to ride for about six weeks on a 1,500-mile route throughout Iceland.

Here are a few pics.

Sho and Saya saying goodbye to their mommy, Eiko, at JFK Airport. We can't wait to see her when she joins us in Iceland on July 24.

Here's our luggage, which includes my bike, Sho's trailer cycle, Saya's trailer and all our gear.

Sho and Saya kept themselves entertained on the flight:

Saya didn't want to get out of bed on the first morning:

- An Iceland Bike Adventure post

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