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Photographing Iceland - Part 2: First day of driving

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

Keywords: photographing_iceland, rosewood_ltd, landscape, travel_photography, travel, iceland, russell_whittemore, reykjavik, grundarfjodur, kirkjufell, hraunfossa

This is the second part of a six part series on Photographing Iceland -- The next part will be published next week.

Part 2: The trip – day by day and blow by blow

Day 0 – Short 1 hour flight to Dulles with a 5 hr (!) layover until check in, which was a breeze, since I got to use the Economy +/First Class line.  2 Days before my flight, I received email from Icelandair, inviting me to bid on an upgrade from Economy + to a Business Class seat.  I put in a pretty outrageous lowball offer, which was accepted, to my surprise. After check in, I proceeded to the Air France lounge, where there was a pretty nice selection of small eats, as well as complimentary wine and beer.  The time passed pleasantly and at 7:30 pm, local time, we took off for a 5 hr flight to Reykjavik.

Day 1 – Arrived Reykjavik at about 6 am local time.  Surprise!  No gates available.  The airport is jam-packed with planes and we are diverted to a holding area, where we deplane down an old fashioned rolling gangway.  Not an ideal situation, getting down with a heavy carry on bag and my Think Tank Shapeshifter, but manageable.  


On the Blocks In Old Harbor
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1 comment

Tom Jacob (sevendayimages) on March 16, 2019

Awarded for his continuous knowledge and images sharing with community members Awarded for his win at the Best of Nikonians 2016 Photo Contest Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level of skill in several areas.

Excellent follow up on Part I Russ :) Really makes us feel like we are there with you, and the images are wonderful. Thanks a lot!