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We arrived on-time into Keflavik [Keflavik-travel-guide-1005009] airport at 0200 where it was drizzling. The announcement said it was 18 degC but it felt more like 8 degC. The airport was quiet despite the impression I had got from flights schedules that many flights arrive in the wee hours of the morning.

As the airport is about 50km from Reykjavik [Reykjavik-travel-guide-1005102] (the world’s northernmost capital), we took the bus (45 min) which included a connecting shuttle bus service to our hostel. We showered and woke about 000 but slept again till 0900.

In need of breakfast, we wandered out into the grey weather. The 10-11 supermarket proved to be a bad introduction to prices in Iceland. Bread was about USD6, sandwiches about USD7. We did learn later that a cheaper supermarket was Bonus (but it has shorter opening hours). We ate a hot dog on-site and returned to the hostel with a sandwich for brunch and some milk.

In the afternoon, we explored the town centre and got some food from Bonus supermarket to make dinner. It would be the first of many meals we would make in the kitchen of Reykjavik Hostel Village.

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Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in Iceland

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