A Taste of Iceland

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August 22nd 2013
Published: August 22nd 2013
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Iceland was the last stop of our summer journey, and what a delight it was. The scenery was unique and the weather was good. But, my oh my, was it EXPENSIVE!! Being a little smaller than England and due to the high costs of tours and transportation, we were able to just get a taste of the country. Reykjavik was a delightful city with a nice homey atmosphere. The menu boards advertising whale and p... Read Full Entry

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Site of Iceland's oldest churchSite of Iceland's oldest church
Site of Iceland's oldest church

The oldest church in Iceland was in Thingvellir and dates back to the 11th century. The current church was built in 1859.
Gullfoss - Golden FallsGullfoss - Golden Falls
Gullfoss - Golden Falls

One of the many waterfalls in Iceland.

Getting closer and getting wet!
Strokkur GeyserStrokkur Geyser
Strokkur Geyser

Iceland's Old Faithful
Blast off!!Blast off!!
Blast off!!

It erupts about every 2 to 3 minutes.
Geothermal Power PlantGeothermal Power Plant
Geothermal Power Plant

The water from the natural hot springs is too hot and too mineral rich to be used commercially. The power plants lower the temperature before sending it out to the pipelines.
Moss covered lavaMoss covered lava
Moss covered lava

This is how much of the countryside looks.
Moss covered lavaMoss covered lava
Moss covered lava

The lava is thousands of years old.
The Blue LagoonThe Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon

The water from a near-by power plant has created this hot-springs lagoon. The temperature is a toasty 100 degrees (38C).

22nd August 2013

A Chilly Message (ha)
When I think of Iceland all that comes to mind is BRRRRRR... Looking forward to seeing you...

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