My trip from Calgary to Iceland lasted about 18 hours. The flights themselves only accounted for about 8hrs. The majority was airport waiting time.
Traveling from the airport into Reykjavik, is traveling through lava fields for the first 30 minutes which looks like pictures you may have seen from the moon. Then on to Reykjavik, which is beautifully colorful, with autumn leaves in full bloom. .
I was able to pick up a local Sim Card for my phone, which will be a great help, and I did a little sight seeing and some shopping.
On the IcelandAir flight, they had an onboard music selection and I spent most of the flight listening to a compilation of Icelandic artists from the fifties and sixties. I managed to track down the exact collection at a local record shop.
“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story.” Homer,