After competing the Laugavegur trek, we caught a bus back from Þórsmörk to Reykjavík and spent an enjoyable day in the world’s most northerly capital city. We set up camp at the campground conveniently located just 2 kilometers from the city center and marveled at how busy it had become since our first experience there back in mid-June. An array of brightly-colored tents covered the campground’s three fields, making it feel like Reykjavík’s version of Occupy Iceland.
A steady stream of campers was constantly making use of the amenities (kitchen, hot showers, wifi, etc.), and there seemed to be a group of random travelers who chose to spend their time just hanging out in the common outdoor areas. We actually ran into several people that we had met at various times during our six weeks in Iceland—one even from as far back as our ferry to Flatey Island on day four of our trip—and figured that it was time for us to hit the road again.
Before leaving, we spent our last night devouring some much-missed ethnic food, strolling around the pleasant downtown area, visiting some of the interesting outdoor sculptures and enjoying a pint or two of Iceland’s best microbrews at the aptly named Micro Bar. We both agreed that Reykjavík is a fun city to hang out in, especially after spending so much time in tiny villages.