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Reykjavík on Pause

A ghost town.

Like everywhere else, social and economic life in Iceland have ground to a halt. Although there is no lockdown in effect, very few venture out.

The aggressive testing regime (see video) together with isolation/quarantine procedures instituted by the Icelandic authorities is beginning to show results; we expect to turn the corner very soon.

I took a walk around Reykjavík last evening and this morning. All the photos but one were taken with the iPhone XS.

Sólfar, Reykjavík, Iceland

Sólfar – morning glow

Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Laugavegur, the main shopping street

Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík, Iceland


Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland

Hallgrímskirkja – not a soul in sight

Njarðargata, Reykjavík, Iceland

iPhone XS Max, photo by Veena Parrikar

US Embassy Reykjavík, Iceland

US Embassy Reykjavík
(the only US Embassy in the world one can walk up to)

Næpan, Reykjavík, Iceland

Næpan (“The Turnip”)

Austurstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland


Grundarstígur, Reykjavík, Iceland


Gandhi Restaurant, Reykjavík

Gandhi Restaurant (features Lamb Curry, the Mahatma’s favourite – just kidding!)

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