Reykjavik, Iceland

They left Kulusuk about 4:30 AM our time, after a major de-ice, and landed in Reykjavik at about 8:00 AM our time. About half an hour out , although the horizontal visibility was good, they had to duck under layers of cloud cover.

Bill  reports ‘we took off, looked at some icebergs, climbed to 5000, then started our descent for Iceland. We flew at 300′ to 600′ most of the way. I did my first landing – on the wrong runway.”

Later he said that he never in his life thought that he would ever be flying over the North Atlantic at 300’  What he didn’t mention was that they actually had to ascend to join the circuit at the airport in Reykjavik.

As there was no other traffic, ATC forgave them for the runway mix-up.

Web cams near Reykjavik showed sunshine and low overcast and lower broken clouds and 5 degrees Celsius. Reykjavik is  on GMT (Zulu). There is a 3 hour time difference between Greenland and Iceland.

The hotel is located in the center of town. After a fine meal, Bill and John called it a night. They intend to do a little sightseeing before a relatively late departure for the east coast of Iceland.

Bill hasn’t mastered the trick of connecting to the hotel’s internet, so hasn’t managed to send pictures yet.

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