Three days after an expected two of travel we have finally made it to northern Norway! Along the way we were given a comical glimpse into the world of Icelandic “city” life by way of a forced stay in the capital city of Reykjavik. According to typical “island life” rules, nothing in Reykjavik seems to get done with any sense of urgency. The Icelandair mechanics decided to stage a strike on the very day we flew with the airline. Frustration set in when we realized a large part of our trips budget would be spent within the first week due to multiple missed flights and poor customer service on behalf of Icelandair. Guest books at our hotel informed that this sort of thing happens often in Reykjavik…. Well at least the beer in Iceland is still reasonably priced.
After a few extra credits on the old charge card we have adopted a bit of our own “Island life” mentality. “No Worries” because we have made it here to our granite paradise north of the arctic circle!
Stay tuned, more on our climbing travels in Norway coming soon!
P.S. Its people like this that make me want to hang out in more airports..