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.
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