When my friend couldn't make Harrogate and mentioned Bloody Scotland, that I couldn't then do. We did what good friends do, we compromised. She looked into details for Iceland Noir, which is held in Reykjavik every two years, this being the second time there.
Well, as good a friend as I could be, I said yes. what an experience, the panels and tours were well thought out, and the only issue was with the walk, it could have been split into smaller groups, leaving a few minutes later for each walk. However, despite the chilling winds, and prices, it is an experience that I am so pleased I did and was frivolous about saying yes.
We arrived late on the Thursday, but in time for the opening ceremony, then dinner in an Indian Restaurant, the following morning was a brisk walk in the blustery wind to find where the panels where for the day.
We decided to go for a walk to the Chruch before lunch, and before more panels. We got a small smattering of snow, and although cold winds, it was worth the chill factor.
The afternoon was filled with panels, then a walking tour. Listening to stories, and a graveyard walk in the dark. Finished with warming up in a café.
Saturday, we decided to walk to the harbour, and go to the panel at the most stunning Harpa building. My friend went on to afternoon panels, while I decided to walk around Reykjavik, where I ended up by the Lake, aptly called The Pond, where the sun was setting.
aturday night was THE DINNER, in The Borg Hotel, which had the most fantastic atmosphere.
unday due to our flight time we couldn't do the wilderness tour, so opted for the BLUE LAGOON, where we relaxed in the water, watching the sunrise and it really was spectacular.
I do hope the pictures do it justice, and I am aiming to go back to tour more of this Island, every time the light changed, another picture was waiting to be taken.