When Autumn rolls around my thoughts turn to Iceland. I've been there in October three times, I was blessed with glorious weather each time. I've been there in March and April as well but the fall offers more in the way of cultural events. On the last visit (October 2012) I noticed that the tourist season has expanded from previous years with many more non-natives strolling the streets but nevertheless it was not really crowded. I offer you the following glimpses of Reykjavík in October—no theme; just little scenes from my memory:
Film crew, Fríkirkjan, Reykjavík, 2012
The church near where I stayed was the site of a two day film shoot, the crew had put diffusers on all the windows, then lit them so the lighting would be consistent. I spoke with one of the actors, asking if they were going to shoot all night. He said no, although I noticed that they did remain until well after dark.
School children, Seltjarnarnes, 2012
This group of teens were studying life in the tide flats. Seltjarnarnes is the peninsula area west of Reyjavík proper.
Row houses, Seltjarnarnes, 2012
The modern architecture in Iceland is somewhat severe but not, to my eye at least, unattractive.
Young people, Reykjavík, 2012
There is a secondary school in downtown Reykjavík; in the afternoon the young people flood the streets in the old town.
Street vendors, Reykjavík, 2012
Even though the temperature is usually cool (40-50 degrees Fahrenheit) there are often women knitting on the sidewalks, offering their goods for sale.