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May 30th 2009
Published: July 20th 2009
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Hi Everyone.
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
ReykjavickReykjavickReykjavick

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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Old boat propellorsOld boat propellors
Old boat propellors

On Videy Island, a mile off the coast from Reykjavik
Gull eggs on Videy IslandGull eggs on Videy Island
Gull eggs on Videy Island

You would see these in grocery stores for purchase
Saltfish IndustrySaltfish Industry
Saltfish Industry

was a big industry back in the old days. Fisheries are still one of the biggest industry in some parts of Iceland.
Our boat tour in RekOur boat tour in Rek
Our boat tour in Rek

to look for whales, and bird watch
GullfossGullfoss
Gullfoss

One if Iceland's biggest waterfalls
GullfossGullfoss
Gullfoss

Note the people on the left of the picture!
Hungry GullsHungry Gulls
Hungry Gulls

Iceland is full of birds! Sea birds and inland birds.
A rusting relicA rusting relic
A rusting relic

Near Hvoll, South Iceland
JokulsarupJokulsarup
Jokulsarup

An Iceberg-filled lake in Skaftafells National Park
Glacier Hiker remainsGlacier Hiker remains
Glacier Hiker remains

found after a few seasons, these hiker's remains were found on the big glacier called Skaftafellsjokull. A dangerous trek.
HvannadalshnukerHvannadalshnuker
Hvannadalshnuker

Iceland's highest peak, Skaftafells National Park
Seal swimmingSeal swimming
Seal swimming

Jokulsarop
Misty mountainsMisty mountains
Misty mountains

Clouds loomed over the eastern Fjords
SeydisfjordurSeydisfjordur
Seydisfjordur

On the east coast. One of the most spectacular drives was coming into this quaint little fjord-town. Waterfalls everywhere.
Wood CarvingsWood Carvings
Wood Carvings

in Seydisfyorder


22nd July 2009

WOW great pictures of ice flows abd reykjavick Look forward to more take care sharon
22nd July 2009

Hi Dave and Theresa This is Jeannie from England. My little Owls say 'Hi'. Good to see your Iceland blog. I was there last year. An amazing place. Just don't try and count the waterfalls? Did you get to see Dettifoss?
22nd July 2009

Dettifoss
Dettifoss road was closed off. It was still snowed in. Great to hear from you Jeannie, and your little Owls! Dave is doing more Churchill work, so there will be more bears posted later in the season. And yes, Iceland was very cool. All types of landscapes, except bush and forests! haha
22nd July 2009

hi
Thanks, Sharon. We will be posting more! Thanks for subscribing! T

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