Day 1 - Iceland

The adventure began with a flight from JFK to Keflevik with Icelandair. 

We were able to enjoy some awesome views from the air...

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It is worth mentioning that Icelandair is a great airline to fly with especially if you have children. They gave each child a little explorer pack which included a blanket, headphones, a small sticker/coloring book, and color pencils. Additionally each child received a meal (pizza and orange juice with a box of raisins). All free of charge. 

Hannah named all the cutout characters.  From top left to bottom right: Hannah, Kian, Birdie, <no name>, Boney (Kian's stuffed dog), Snowflake (Hannah's stuffed cat), Monster.

Hannah named all the cutout characters.  From top left to bottom right: Hannah, Kian, Birdie, <no name>, Boney (Kian's stuffed dog), Snowflake (Hannah's stuffed cat), Monster.

Upon landing and after going through passport control, we met up with the shuttle driver (free 24 hour shuttle) from Bed and Breakfast Keflevik Airport. The drive was nice and quick and the room was perfect for our family.  Even though it was past midnight, the sun was just "setting", but even then the sky was bright enough to see and we got some nice views of the city and ocean.

Midnight in Iceland during the summer

Midnight in Iceland during the summer

Hotel room in the bed and breakfast.  Since it was midnight and everything was closed, dinner consisted of milk, popcorn, an apple, some sandwiches which we shared with the kids, and Doritos

Hotel room in the bed and breakfast.  Since it was midnight and everything was closed, dinner consisted of milk, popcorn, an apple, some sandwiches which we shared with the kids, and Doritos

We also ate a good continental style breakfast in the morning. The shuttle brought us back to the airport at 12. 

The weather in Iceland is cold, windy, and rainy. I asked our shuttle driver if it is ever warm in Iceland. He responded, "last year we had about 8 nice days".  

The airport has a small play area for the kids which seems to be very entertaining. 

The kids played in this play area for over an hour, until a little boy started pushing Hannah and she got very upset

The kids played in this play area for over an hour, until a little boy started pushing Hannah and she got very upset

Next up...London!