After driving at least 250km a day for three days, we needed a break. We stayed local, shopped in Akureyri, Iceland's second largest city, and set out to see a few museums. Or at least tried...we're here in mid-May, and something most guidebooks and Trip Advisor don't mention is that most, if not all of the museums in and around North Iceland are closed except for Saturday and maybe Sunday until "summer hours" start on June 1. So, if you're here on a Wednesday out of season, skip the culture and go see nature, which doesn't take days off, or find your own adventure. The Aviation Museum was technically closed, but the manager was happy to see us and let us in. We had the place to ourselves, and ended up having a great conversation about fighter jets and the various rescue planes and helicopters and other aircraft in the giant hangar.
The weather is going to be unsettled with rain and snow for the next few days, and the sky was a wild mix of clouds, so we headed over to the harbor to find some interesting viewpoints. An easy, local day. We move on tomorrow...