So, we left off yesterday heading out to find something to eat for dinner. We really weren't looking for a sit down dinner, and we asked at the desk if there was anything simple in the area. We were pointed towards one place and made our way there.
We've already looked at menus in the windows of some of the restaurants, and so we knew what to expect. So when we saw that it was 2,390 koronas ($19.00) for a chicken salad, we weren't surprised. But it wasn't what we had in mind.
We had done some grocery shopping earlier, and we found most items to be not far off what you would pay for them in Canada. Some items are definitely higher though. A pack of three fairly small chicken breasts was like $16.00, so maybe that's one reason the chicken salad was so high priced at that restaurant. But we had bought some buns and sandwich meat and cheese and peanuts and milk...and we don't think we paid any more for that than we would have paid in Canada.
Anyhow, we walked around looking for somewhere to get some food. By this time it was getting close to 8:00pm. We walked over to the huge Lutheran church and I did get one picture but it was so windy I couldn't hold the camera still. I'll go back for another one later in the week.
Hallgrimskirkja Church at dusk.
Very weird cloud formations. These clouds look like a volcano spewing ash into the sky. Neat!
We finally came across a take out place and the girl was about to close the door because it was around 8:00pm by now. But, she welcomed us in and showed us what was left. She had a nice lamb soup that Ruth had, and I had a meat patty with a fried egg on top, and some veggies and cabbage and potatoes. Total cost was 2,000 koronas ($16.30), so that wasn't too bad. The place was called Mamma Steina at Skolavordustig 23. Delicious traditional Icelandic home cooking!
Ordering food for takeout. One of the items was horse meat. Maybe next time!
Food in a styrofoam container never looks that great, but it did taste pretty good. The lamb soup was actually really good, although a tiny bit salty. We had full stomachs though.
Okay, it's almost 8:00am here and we're heading downstairs for breakfast. It's included with the room rate, so we'll see what they're serving up!