Posted by: Gary Guertin | August 16, 2015

10. Viking Cruise – Aug. 10, 2015 – Akureyri, Iceland

Hi All,

First, again, I want to thank all of you for your comments, including my grandson, Nicko and yes, Nicko we’re having a “blast” of a time.

After sailing south for two days we finally reached Iceland on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 and the port of Akureyri.  Akureyri is named the “Capital of North Iceland” and has a population of about 80,000, the second largest city in Iceland.  It was first settled in the 9th century, but only established as a city in 1562.  It is booming today based on it’s major industry, fishing.  From the dock we look down the ships railing aft:

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and forward:

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I had to take a selfie:

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A look out at the entrance to the port:

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A closer look at the townhouses on shore:

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Susy and I decided to spend the day walking the central part of Akureyri.  First the ship’s sign:

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A look at a map of the city:

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We finally got to see a Polar bear and her cubs up close:

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And Susy has a new friend, a “Pullin”, a bird common to this area:

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We ran into our animal friends just outside the ship.  As we walked along the bay toward the town center we began to get a feel for the beauty of Akureyri:

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The town plaza:

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A local having a conversation with a friend:

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And Susy runs into a couple of locals:

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If you want a different meal, how about Indian curry:

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This city is clean, well kept, and very colorful.  Everywhere you looked you saw freshly painted colorful buildings:

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Trees and large flower pots everywhere:

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The main church of the city:

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I ran into this Viking princess again (short horns):

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In case some of you were worried about Susy getting out of practice “shopping”,don’t worry.  She first figures out the local words for “sale”:

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Then she heads in:

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On the way back to the ship we passed an interesting tea house on a hill:

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As we left this port we looked back at one of the most beautiful city ports we have visited:

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Until the next port, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2015, Isafordur, Iceland.

Love You All,

Gary (alias Gagu)


Responses

  1. Wow sounds like your having fun!!!!!! I’ve been reading and staying in tact with all your posts!!!!,,,

  2. Wow Gagu, Thank you very much for mentioning me in your blog! But I forgot to mention how funny misu looks in that Viking costume! And that the scenery is amazing in Iceland!


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