Iceland Jet Lag Journal: Vakta Cottage
A beautiful small cottage in the center city of Reykjavic, Vaktahouse is historically the home of the city’s watchman, who stayed awake during the night for the sake of the safety of the townspeople and also acted as fireman. Today, it is renovated and available for guests to rent. Every nook and cranny of this small cottage has been custom designed with special furnishings by its lovely owner Margret in order to make the best use of its small spaces. When we arrived, there was a beautiful spread of pastries from Sandholt Bakery with Icelandic butter and spicy chili jam. We were also taken on a driving tour of the city in the Citroen that comes with the rental of the house, which was so important for my future bike ride, otherwise I would never have known of the special bike path and hot springs along the edge of the water.
This is the mayor of Reykjavik. Apparently, this poor guy is a big joke, because this little cartoon puppet of him exists in every home and coffee shop I went to. Plus, when I went to the countryside in Nesjavellir, he was featured as a goof in a giant 3D painting in the bar that you view with disposable glasses, which gave him giant 3D red hair.And here we go upstairs…
Four of the photos above courtesy Vaktahouse Photo Gallery