During our last day in Iceland we took a route through the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest of the capitol Reykjavik. First we visited Vikingaheimar, a new museum about the Icelandic viking heritage.
Although I visited similar museums in Scandinavia it was still very interesting, mainly because it is the home to the viking ship Íslendingur. The builder of this ship, Gunnar Marel Eggertsson, sailed with it to Canada and New York in 2000 to commemorate his ancestor Leifur Eiríksson's journey to the New World a thousand years earlier. Just so amazing to think people actually used this to cross oceans (and survived)! Thank God for airplanes!