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Published: July 20th 2009
Boy have we been busy! Summer has just swept us away! We finally have a few photos for you on Iceland. This is just a wee taster of what's to come so stay tuned..
We started our Iceland trip in the colourful capital of Reykjavik. On the bus ride from the airport, there were very little trees and many lava beds extending on forever. Most were covered with a light mossy layer or grass. It was like being on another planet. With it's friendly, laid-back people Reykjavik was a great place to hang out for a few days.. For a city that is notorious for heavy rains and high winds, it was actually really warm sunny and calm for the four days we were there. We rented a car for ten days and started to explore the island. Our first day covered a particularly volatile area of geysirs, hot-springs, boiling mud and volcanic ridges. Very cool! It was a strange land, seemingly lifeless and hostile. A little further on was the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss.
We spent a couple of days in the area of Skaftafells National Park, which was a spectacular place of high mountains, glaciers and
Capital City of Iceland.
Pretty coloured buildings.
icebergs. We got wet doing some of the hikes but it was all worth it, the views were spectacular...
Moving east, we travelled through the eastern fjords, a land of mist and rainbows, to the small village of Seydisfiordur. We then continued through the interior to the otherworldly landscape of Myvatn...where our taste for danger and adventure resurfaced.....
Stay tuned...for photos of the moon....um, we mean more photos of Iceland.... Dave and Theresa.
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