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Basalt columns

Skaftafell National Park

July 21st 2006
Only a short drive today, which was good after a couple of fuller days. We first visited some basalt columns just off the road. The next stop was a turfed church. Iceland has quite a few turfed roofed buildings - they did it when wood supplies were low. Makes for good photos now! We then arrived into Skaftafell National Park. It houses iceland's largest icecap - Vatnajokull, which makes up 8 ... read more
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Icelandic Flag Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland ... ... read more
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