Whenever I visit a new coastal city, I head straight to the harbor to see what sort of activities the mariners are up to there. Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital city has two harbors, the best known being the Old Harbor hear the city center. Here you can see ships in various states of repair, rescue and salvage vessels, hardy North Atlantic fishing vessels, and a warren of fascinating shops, restaurants, tourist excursion shacks, and photo ops. Being so far North, with a short summer season, there are few pleasure boats here. Even so, we spotted a couple of intrepid small sailboats waiting for warmer winds before venturing out. The harbor doesn't freeze, so most boats stay in the water year round.
By Karla Jacobs
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