Esja at Dusk (by zach.stone)
So way back when I mentioned a future post on Iceland. This is probably it. For those who don’t know, the cheapest transatlantic flights are found at Iceland Air. There is a hitch, though. You have to spend a night in Iceland. Bummer. But hey, if you can suffer through that, you can get a one way ticket Washington DC-London+2 checked bags for, like $300. While Iceland is expensive to loiter in, it was still cheaper for me to spend 2 nights and parts of 3 days in Reykjavik then fly one way with 2 bags on a major airline. And I thought the economy seats were a bit more spacious. Anyways, I did not want to spend much money in Iceland but I did want see the landscape. Solution: Mt. Esja. This view of Esja is from Reykjavik harbor. A cheap city bus gets one to the base and a brisk two hour walk up the shadowed coulior in the image gains the summit plateu. I then circumnavigated the summit and descended another side encountering an old man picking berries. Which was awesome. Anyhow, was the best cheap day possible.