Iceland and Northern Isles  
Reykjavik  
Familiar red double deck buses of City Sightseeing Tours operate in Reykjavik - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
There is a stop at the Jofdi House where Presidents Gorbachev and Reagan met for their 1986 summit - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
High on a hill the Hallgrimskirkja was built in nationalistic style to resemble volcanic basalt columns. The nearby Café Loki which serves traditional Icelandic food - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Muralled gables and barrack-like flats as we head for the Perlan - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The Perlan – the glass domed Pearl – with its revolving restaurant that sits on top of glistening silver hot water tanks - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The observation deck affords all round panoramic views of Reykjavik - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Reykjavik Airport viewed from the Perlan - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Looking out over the Bessastadir Peninsula where an otherwise insignificant church fronts the modest official residence of Iceland’s President - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The modest official residence of the Icelandic President (left); looking towards Reykjavik (right) - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Where MAGELLAN was berthed was a good hour’s walk from the city centre  - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The shared pedestrian and cycle path leads past the central business district - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The Sun Voyage Sculpture which although resembling a Viking ship is, apparently, a dream boat and an ode to the sun - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The path ends effectively at the impressive and spectacular Harpa Concert Hall - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The Harpa is also a conference centre.  The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours is open every day to the public - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Lighthouse near the Harpa Conference Centre. The ASGRIMUR S BJORNSSON is a Clyde Class lifeboat which was once stationed in Sornoway.  It was acquired by the  ICE-SAR and commissioned on 1 June 2002 - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
There are no railways in Iceland,  but the 900 mm gauge Reykjavķk Harbour Railway operated from 1913 until 1928 for the construction of the harbour breakwaters - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The Icelandic love of murals is augmented with less artistic graffiti as evidenced on this building site across from the Reykjavik Fish restaurant which proudly promotes fish and chips - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Nearby is a busy ship repair yard - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Imaginative chain formed bike racks and further along the street is the Maritime Museum - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

The preserved fishing vessel GULLBORG was built in Denmark in 1946;  the veteran Coast Guard ship Óšinn of Cod Wars fame has been preserved - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow 
Whale watching trips are popular but not having enough time we take a wander through the streets past the Icewear Woolhouse - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
The Englilsh Pub in Ingolfstorg Square with its geothermal steam vents - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
Perhaps looking rather austere and bleak, Iceland's  Parliament House - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow
“The Unknown Bureaucrat”  - a businessman carrying a briefcase whose torso is embedded in a rock - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Reykjavik's little lake the name of which translates from Icelandic as The Pond - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

Up the hill to the Hallsgrimkirkja, this time seen under a more pleasing sky - VIDEO CAPTURES Malcolm McCrow

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