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Time for the unexpected–Vik and Stykkishólmur

A photo of a beautiful black sand beach in Vik Iceland
Black sand beach in Vik Iceland
A photo of Wendy and Jason on the black sand beach in Vik Iceland
Wendy and Jason in Vik Iceland
A photo of Stykkisholmur harbour on the Snaefellsness penninsula in Iceland
Stykkisholmur harbour on Snaefellsnes penninsula

A few days later, our travel plans changed (click here to learn more), and we found ourselves unexpectedly in the seaside village of Stykkishólmur on the Snaefellsnes Penninsula. This small village of about 1,000 people relies primarily on fishing and tourism. Due to its natural harbor, it’s believed this area served as a trading post as early as the mid-16th century. The village includes many historic homes, some of which now serve as hotels and restaurants. One afternoon we enjoyed lunch at a restaurant called Sjavarpakkhusid, located in one of these historic buildings in the harbor. We definitely appreciated the delicious, traditional Icelandic fish soup.

A small, red lighthouse sitting atop Súgandisey Island
A small lighthouse on Súgandisey Island
A photo of our son, Ryan, walking along a path on Súgandisey Island
Our son, Ryan, walking on Súgandisey Island

It seems there is a lesson here for me. In the midst of researching and scheduling future travels, allow plenty time for the unexpected, for these may be among the most memorable moments of all.

Planning a trip to Iceland? Be sure to read this article from BlackgirlZen.

Would you like to learn more about our trip to Iceland?  Click here.

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