When the Sun Shines All is Fine

You know those first sunny days after months of darkness that give you hope that spring is around the corner? Well this was the kind of weather we woke up to on Saturday and H and I took full advantage of it!

Everyone in Reykjavik had the same idea as us, there were so many people out walking around downtown. Everyone was in such good spirits, one of those days that you just can’t help but smile. Even the ducks were out enjoying the sun.

Reykjavik Pond

One of my favorite areas to walk around on a sunny day is the harbor.

Reykjavik Harbor
Reykjavik Harbor

In the harbor there are quite a few restaurants and cute cafes that I highly recommend. You can also find several whale watching tour companies in this area.

When the sun shines it quickly becomes a busy place and this past Saturday was no exception. There were a ton of tourist out getting ready to take off on whale sightseeing tours and they couldn’t have chosen a better day.

The HarborReykjavik Harbor

There is always several ships in the harbor. Often you will see the big ships pulled out of the water getting painted or repaired.

You can always find something fun to do in the harbor!

Reyjavik Harbor
While your walking around the harbor area you will notice a large glass building in all sorts of shapes. This building is called the Harpa and is the concert hall/convention center here in Reykjavik.

The Harpa

Over the weekend they were holding a food market at the Harpa and there was no way we were going to miss out on free food in Reykjavik. Not to sure what the tractors outside had to do with the food market but the vendors outside were handing out some tasty bbq treats so it was a good place to start out our food tasting.


The food market was a two day event where dozens of chefs came to prepare samples of some of their best dishes. Its an event to showcase some of the best Icelandic foods and after spending an hour of sampling these dishes I have to agree that we tried some amazing food.



All the food we tried was delicious, the sushi and those macaroons pictured above were my favorites! We didn’t stay in this food heaven for too long though, Icelandic people don’t understand the concept of waiting in line and there is only so much of being pushed around that I can handle.

We continued our afternoon jaunt through the city and ended our day out by the sea where we saw a beautiful sunset. This pathway is only a quick walk from my house and I love going for a walk by the water, it is so relaxing.

Iceland OceanIceland OceanIceland Sunset

Such a beautiful day to be in Reykjavik. This was just what I needed to get me out of my funk, beautiful sunshine, yummy food and a walk by the water, oh I can’t wait for summer to come.

Question of the Day?
What is your favorite thing to do on a sunny day in your town?

Linking up with Glossy Blonde & Karly Kim

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  • Phoebe Thomas

    linking up from #TravelTuesday, so happy to read your blog as I’ve got a trip to Iceland booked this July. Very excited would be an understatement! {#12 on the list}

    • Thanks so much for stopping by! How exciting how long will you be in Iceland? July is a great time to visit!

      • Phoebe Thomas

        Just 2 weeks, which is all I can leave my own business for. I lived in Reykjavik for 3 years a long time ago and I can’t wait to go back.

  • Dare I say it seems spring is just around the corner!

    • Sadly I woke up to snow this morning so it looks like my spring will be awhile longer, darn! The weather is always tricking us.

  • Free food! I would have been so happy, not sure if the sun or free food would make me happier ;)

    • Haha exactly so with both of them together it made for a great day!

  • LadyOfTheCakes

    Oooooooh, sushi and pink macaroons! I should not have looked at this before (my quite boring) lunch :(

    • I know as I was posting this I was wishing I was eating that sushi again instead of my boring lunch!

  • i can’t get over how gorgeous it is in iceland. i swear, if i lived there, i’d be the fittest person on the planet because i’d be running everywhere just to see all the sights!

    my fav thing is to be outside running trails on a gorgeous day!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

    • Everyone is quite fit here, I love to run but the weather keeps me from running outside as much as I would like. Once the summer comes though it is amazing to be out running around!

  • gosh those pics are beautiful. glad to hear you had a great weekend!

  • All that food looks delicious! (Especially the baby macarons) I love the photo of you int the big tube thingy in the shipyard (yes, tube thingy is the technical word for it…) x

    • Yes big tube thingy is exactly how I would describe it as well:) That ship yard had some of the most random things in it, like the chair, oh well makes for a fun day!

  • That food looks delicious! And sunny days are the best! I’m hoping we get some here soon!

    • I can’t wait until sunny days are a more common occurrence!

  • awesome pictures!! (as usual) lol
    and OMG, whale watching! I would love to go on one of those tours. If you ever do, please post about it (´cause if you haven´t noticed already, I´m a bit obsessed with your blog – in a non scary way I promise! haha!)

    • I know I need to go on a whale watching tour soon! Ha hey thats great I am so glad you enjoy it!

  • What a great day indeed. I love sunny days it’s perfect for adventures and fun. Thanks for dropping by on my blog. It’s my first time here and I just want to say your blog is great and I would definitely read it often as I could.

    • I agree, sunny days are perfect for fun filled adventures. Thanks so much for stopping by I am glad you enjoyed it!

  • Sunshine really does make souls happy! Love it. I hope I pick a day like this to go whale watching!

  • Sunshine makes EVERYTHING better. Even on the coldest days we’ve had this year… if the sun is shining it’s like you can’t help but feel happy! :)

    • I agree, you can’t be grumpy if the sun is shinning! Hope you had a great birthday;)

  • I love these pictures! how fun!! in Colorado we have 320 days of sunshine! so i am pretty spoiled but i just love spending time outside!

  • My favorite thing is to picnic at the park behind the palace in town, but if there was a food convention I’d be there in a heartbeat – looks fantastsic!

  • I love the photo shoot with the circles! what a great day..sheesh.

    • Thank you;) Yes it was so beautiful out, of course we had a lovely snow storm yesterday so our small signs of spring have left for now.

  • My favorite thing on a sunny day? Like you, a hike out and about … my sunny Saturday was spent discovering a new mountain trail (well, by Norway’s standards it’s just a hill, but I did get up 150 meters! :) ) Enjoyed your photos; thanks for taking me on a Reykjavik excursion!

    • Oh that sounds lovely, a hike around Norway. Thanks for reading, I am glad you enjoyed them:)

  • Looks like a nice outing! We’re finally enjoying some sunshine and longer days. Can’t wait for Spring and Summer!!

  • Isn’t it amazing how much more beautiful everything looks in the sun? Everytime the sun comes out in Norway, I can’t help, but be incredibly excited! :)

    • Yes! I think since we see so little of the sun during the winter months we just get overjoyed when it finally makes an appearance.

  • I love the fun photos of you posing in the harbour! Looks like a lot of fun for sure. Those blue skies are stunning! x

    • When the sun shines in Iceland it really is beautiful!