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We’ve spent the last two days wandering Reykjavik.  Tomorrow we head for home.  Reykjavik is the northern-most capital in the world and has more than a thousand years of history.  350 more words


Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Yesterday, we completed our circuit of Snæfellsnes.  The morning started out cloudy, but at least the wind had died down.  We left our guesthouse in Stykkishólmur and headed west to the tip of the peninsula. 455 more words


Suicidal Tourists

The Ring Road, the national highway that circles Iceland, is about 1300 km long and about 8 meters wide.  It’s very narrow by North American standards and has no shoulders.  631 more words


Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

Þingvellir National Park is a historical site in Iceland. It is where Parliament (Alþingi) was established in 930 and remained there until 1798. In 2004 it became a World Heritage Site… 66 more words


Into the Westfjords

We have a bit of catching up to do.  On Sunday, our last full day in Dalvík we were scheduled to take a flight out of Akureyri up to Grimsey Island.  857 more words


Traveljournal: Iceland, day 1

On day 0, we flew over to Iceland from Helsinki, using the direct connection as it was much cheaper than to fly from Tallinn. Although, maybe not so comfortable to get up early and take the first boat from Tallinn to Helsinki, but the difference in airfares truly was astonishing. 901 more words


Landmannalaugar Arrival

The Sprengisandur Wilderness is so barren that every time a discernible feature appears I spring up with the camera, to record this unusual occurrence. Some rocks, a valley, a pool of milky water. 633 more words