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Reykjavik, Iceland

Postby Mungo » 19 Aug 2018 08:39

Reykjavik, Iceland.

A long day in this port so time for a morning tour to see lava flows, lakes, boiling mud and jets of steam. Also a visit to Viking World Museum. Then a visit to the city centre later in the day.

Oriana was berthed a shuttle bus ride from the city. Walking into the centre was a 45 minute or so walk. It has a nice waterfront although the city itself had lots of building works going on. Very built up from when I visited almost 40 years ago!
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Postby bobbyoscar » 19 Aug 2018 08:53

Thanks for sharing, Sue. As you know this port is on our list to do.

I don't suppose you noticed if the museum etc were wheelchair accessible?
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Postby Gillzajoker » 19 Aug 2018 09:16

You certainly packed a lot in! :D
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Postby hazel20 » 19 Aug 2018 09:41

bobbyoscar wrote:Thanks for sharing, Sue. As you know this port is on our list to do.

I don't suppose you noticed if the museum etc were wheelchair accessible?


If the museum is the one that has a replica of the Icelander - a Viking ship - then yes it is partly accessible from what I recall. It's a relatively new building.

I don't think you would be able to get the wheelchair actually onto the ship, but you could see around the outside on both levels. The cafe is wheelchair accessible.
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Postby judgegeoff » 19 Aug 2018 10:14

Many thanks for sharing your photos with us Sue. They brought back many memories of our visit to Reykjavik several years ago. We listened to a very enjoyable organ recital in the Hallsgrimskirkja Church (we thought that it was the Cathedral, but that is a much smaller building). The Church reminded us of a US Space Shuttle on its launch pad!
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Postby bobbyoscar » 19 Aug 2018 11:26

hazel20 wrote: If the museum is the one that has a replica of the Icelander - a Viking ship - then yes it is partly accessible from what I recall. It's a relatively new building.

I don't think you would be able to get the wheelchair actually onto the ship, but you could see around the outside on both levels. The cafe is wheelchair accessible.


Thank you, Hazel :wave: :thumbup:
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Postby grannyM » 20 Aug 2018 17:03

Mungo wrote:Walking into the centre was a 45 minute or so walk.


My word Sue, another 45 minute walk. You must have great stamina after such a prolonged and difficult illness. Well done you. :clap:

The photos are great btw. :D
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Postby Jimmy the One » 26 Aug 2018 08:26

Sue many thanks for all your posts and photos makes me want to visit most of those ports again just have to persuade Sheena :lol:
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Postby Peka » 06 Sep 2018 21:20

ooh I don't recognise that first sculpture.... I might have to go back just to see it :mrgreen: Desperate to go back!



Hahahaha just seen your comment Jimmy and definitely agree with you. Sometime about those ports just draws you back time after time.
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