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Land of Fire and Ice, Part 2

SDLTC at the Harpa

SDLTC at the Harpa

All the cold and all the walking definitely got us hungry. We had worked up an appetite for sure.  We were on the hunt to see what Iceland had to offer in the way of local food.

DSC_4004My friend and her now-husband had gone there and told us to find this hot dog stand.  Yes, hot dogs.  You’d think – nothing can beat Costco hot dogs (for my West Coast friends) or Zweigels (for my Upstate NY friends) but these were nothing like I had ever had in a hot dog.

DSC_4005In 29 degree weather, Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur, this tiny little stand that two workers could fit inside delivers an amazing lamb hot dog with chopped onions, crispy fried onions, Icelandic ketchup, mustard and mayo.  Sounds gross or at least different but let me tell you – a year later I am still craving these bad boys.  I’d be happy to eat these every day on a trip to Reykjavik.

The Harpa

The Harpa

The Harpa at night

The Harpa at night

Inside the Harpa  - the ceiling

Inside the Harpa – the ceiling

Near Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur the concert hall, the Harpa is located on the bay.  It’s beautiful glass honeycomb architecture was breathtaking against the frozen backdrop.  It is a concert hall – there wasn’t anything playing while we were in town.  Though, we did come back later that night to see it changing colors.

17  just outside the Harpa

17 just outside the Harpa

Luckily our hotel was smack in the town center, a short, crisp jaunt to both of these gems.