So, imagine you are going to see a brilliant handball match.
You’ve got your timings down so you arrive not too early and not at the last minute, factoring in the all-important pylsur stop en-route.
You live in a country where it doesn’t really snow and definitely not in the big wet patchy pieces of snow it has been snowing all day in Reykjavik. This has been a fun novelty but also resulted in your jeans getting completely soaked every time you set foot outside for 30 seconds. You’ve gone into a lot of shops for this reason and consider buying “snow pants” for the first time in your adult life.
Anyway, your route to the handball takes a lot longer because of all this accumulated snow which is also now slush, but it has been fun watching some cars get stuck. No one else is silly enough to walk but other tourists.
Then you have the pleasant surprise of fireworks even though it isn’t New Years Eve! Your detour gets even longer as you go out of your way to see them and negotiate more road crossings. These are the most challenging bit of walking as you have to constantly choose between a puddle of uncertain depth, ice, or snow while you have an audience of cars.
At least you can see a few minutes of fireworks before carrying on to watch more cars get stuck in the snow and checking the map again because you don’t want to cross any more roads than you have to.
Isn’t Reykjavík wonderful?