Saturday, September 10, 2016
Iceland's economy is currently run on tourism, particularly the places within a few hours of Reykjavik. This includes the Snaefellsness Peninsula but is seen most prominently in what's known as the Golden Circle and along the South Coast. We had a ferry to catch our second morning so got away from the worst of the crowds until the end of the trip when we approached Reykjavik again from the east. We skirted the capital city both coming and going, but stopped on the first day for yarn in a shop Gail had read about in a "suburb."
Our first accommodations was an Air B&B that came with a few sheep. Little cottages like this are all over the island to try to house the influx of visitors, we read that they can't keep up. Sheep like this are really all over the island, on beaches, on cliffs of steep mountains, in the roads (especially in the early morning), even occasionally in a pasture.