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Spring in Reykjavik

There’s a three-hour roundtrip you can do by car out of Reykjavik, called the Golden Circle. It takes you past several beautiful natural wonders: Thingvellir, a rift valley where Iceland’s parliament was established in 930; the Gulfloss waterfall; and Strokkur, a geothermal geyser. 14 more words

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Golden Circle Part II - Geysir

These days the attraction is more Strokkur than Geysir. Geysir is the original geyser that gave birth to the generic name ‘geyser’, though I cannot tell you when the ‘i’ metamorphosed into an ‘e’. 134 more words

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Google adds "soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sights" of Iceland to Street View

Google has added a gorgeous new set of Street View imagery, quoting Tales of Iceland author Stephen Markley in describing the views as “soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming” …  181 more words

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Meeting the Explosive Geysir

After having an amazing morning dog sledding with massive Greenlandic Huskies, it was off to the famous Geysir. The original Geysir doesn’t erupt much anymore (guess he/she is getting a bit old) but a slightly smaller geysir – named Strokkur – erupts every 5-7 minutes and is pretty damn incredible. 32 more words

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