Viking World near Reykjavík airport

Arriving and departing I stayed at the huge Base Hostel close to the airport.

The closest attraction is Viking World, a spectacular modern building on the road to town.

Viking World is the home of the Viking Ship Íslendingur (the Icelander). Built in 1996, Icelander is an exact replica of the famous Gokstad ship, a remarkable archaeological find of an almost completely intact Viking ship, excavated in Norway in 1882.

Hrafna-Flóki Vilgerðarson – first Norseman to deliberately sail to the land he called he Ísland

It’s a 12km walk round trip from the hostel.

Northern communities are so strikingly stark. Almost bleak.

I didn’t actually pay the large entrance fee for the tiny museum. I could see the ship quite well from outside. The walk was the attraction.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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