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Spirit of Discovery blog


15th July, 2022

Seven o’clock this morning saw Spirit of Discovery safely in the shelter of Reykjavik harbour. Benign weather has greeted us on this visit to the world’s northernmost capital city.

Legend has it that Reykjavik was founded by the Norse King Ingolfr Arnarson in 870. He decided the location in the traditional method: when, after a long voyage from his native land, he sighted the hills of Iceland on the horizon, he cast his high-seat pillars (symbolic poles set either side of his throne) into the sea. Wherever the Gods decided to wash them ashore, he promised to settle. Well, the Gods chose well.

More than one thousand years later Reykjavik still stands, and for us it is an important stepping-stone on our Greenland Adventure.

Kind Regards,
Deck Cadet Matthew English & Captain Darin Bowland, MSc

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