Reykjavik, “101 hotel”

I arrived in Reykjavik in the afternoon, the journey from home was long enough, one and a half hours from Moscow to Helsinki, and three and a half hours from Helsinki to Reykjavik, so I was a bit tired and spent the rest of the day in the “101 hotel”. This is one of the best hotels in Reykjavik, very ordinary from the outside but really well designed inside.


There is a gorgeous view from the big window of the city and harbor (by the way, if you are staying in the hotel during the Rock festival or state holiday concerts, you have a good chance to listen to a concert with no need to go outside, because there is no soundproofing in the hotel🙂).

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My room was big enough, with a really comfortable bed and an open-plan bathroom.
I was impressed by the “Kitchen & Wine” restaurant – their burgers are delicious!


I have to admit that “101 hotel” is quite expensive, but I still like it.


Hello, everybody!)

It takes such a long long time to start writing for my pages…

I want to tell stories about interesting moments in my life, about far away journeys, about some art events, about amazing people.

It’s hard to decide what is the best story to start with. Well, I will try to tell you about Iceland, the land of Ice and Fire.

Kirkjufellfoss on a dreary day

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I was traveling in Iceland last August. Actually, it was one of my best holidays and for sure the most magical journey of my life.

The country is as green as it possible to be in the modern world, sparsely populated and full of fairy tale stories about elves, trolls, ancient Gods and heroes.

Iceland is located between the North Pole and Western Europe, 3 hours from Helsinki or Oslo, as the crow flies.

There are dozens of waterfalls, geysers, volcanoes and fresh water lakes in Iceland. In the mountains you can see glaciers and volcanoes at the same time.

I was lucky enough to see a few hidden magical valleys in the South of Iceland and the famous Black Sand beach where a lot of scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed.


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To be continued)…