I normally wouldn’t get that excited about a music video, but I did about this one!
Reykjavík! – Hellbound Heart
This is a song I’ve heard for a while but didn’t like that much (in fact, I thought it sounded like Neil Diamond) until I saw the video. Now I love it!
Why do I like this video so much? I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I’m a geek about airplanes and everything about them. I love watching them take off and land (don’t tell anyone!).
I haven’t gone on an internal flight in Iceland yet, but the domestic airport is in the heart of the city of Reykjavík and you can’t help but see it from lots of different angles, especially if you have to go to the BSI bus terminal. You can also see planes coming in from quite low around the Tjörnin area. It’s a surprisingly busy airport but the only traffic is small and propeller airplanes. There is a hotel actually at the airport but I wouldn’t recommend staying in this area as it is a little bit too far away from anything interesting aside from the plane spotting!
Anyway, this video features a pilots eye view in a small plane taking off from this domestic airport. I have wondered how the view below would look from a plane using this airport so found this really cool. Then they arrive into an even smaller airport which is at Ísafjörður. I think I can safely say my heart couldn’t take flying in or out of this place surrounded by high hills and water and my view that Icelandic pilots are the bravest in the world is confirmed.
This is a plane ride that I’m unlikely to take for real (especially from the cockpit!) and I also enjoyed checking out the real-life scary plane landings and take-offs at Ísafjörður on YouTube. I know, I’m a NERD.
Strangely, the band Reykjavík!, musician Mugison and Iceland’s president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson are all originally from Ísafjörður, which has a population of only around 2,600.
I’ll go and calm down now. : ) I might have to add this flight to my bucket list.
If any of you have done this flight, get in touch!