Súsanna and I have breakfast at Grái Kötturinn. It’s one of my favorite breakfast spots in Reykjavík, and a bit crowded today. Then we head to the pool in Mosfellsbær. I’ve never been to this pool before, but S. has a car and it’s good to take advantage of that. It’s a big pool, nice and modern, and hardly any people there. There's about 2 cm of fresh snow on the ground, in fact t blows and snows like crazy. Perfect hotpot weather. But the wind eventually blows the clouds right away and a nice bit of sun shines on the peak of Úlfarsfell mountain.
After thorough soaking, we drive over to Álafoss, which I have also never seen before. Founded in 1896, it’s a wool store and factory with a long tradition. Originally it was built near the waterfall of the same name to harness the water’s energy for production. During WWII, barracks were constructed in the area for British soldiers. The region also boasts a swimming pool originally built in the 1930s, but was recently converted to a music studio that has produced many Icelandic bands. Today there is a shop selling wool products, as well as a nice café, and after looking around and having waffles, we take a nice walk along the river in the snow. By now the sun is shining bright and it feels so good on my face! Such a rare precious moment after a long, dark arctic winter.