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Month: February 2015

Iceland Day 6

Iceland Day 6

Day 6 was dedicated to the ice cave tour (or so we thought). We decided to stop at Jokarlsarlon lagoon again since we had some extra time on the way to the tour pick-up point. Today at the beach we watched the waves crash over the glaciers in direct morning sun. When we returned to the lagoon we noticed things we didn’t have time to before, like the local wildlife. A plethora of birds soared about, even some crows. Sea…

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Iceland Day 5

Iceland Day 5

The weather on the morning of day five was much better than the previous day. The skies were clear and the weather was crisp, but not cold most of the time. We headed east to the Landbrotsholar hills, but we got lost at first because many roads share nearly the same name. When we finally did find the hills we found the famous basalt columns were blocked off and the hexagonal ground stones were completely covered in snow. We searched…

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Iceland Day 4

Iceland Day 4

After a waffle breakfast at our hotel we struck out for Skogafoss, one of the more famous waterfalls in the south. It was a big deal because our hotel warned us that we might not want to go anywhere at all because a “heavy storm” (30km/hr winds, sleet, hail and rain) was headed in. We made it to Skogafoss before the real storm hit. Even so, we were all wet by the time we left. We climbed all the way…

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Iceland Day 3

Iceland Day 3

  We visited Þingvellir and walked through the snowy chasm before paying $2 each to use the floor to ceiling windowed bathroom. On our way to Geysir we stopped at a random farm restaurant. The burger and the soup were excellent and the thick snowflakes were really starting to come down as we watched from inside. After we left Sam let snow land on her tongue for the first time. Geysir was tough to get to as the snowstorm was in…

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Iceland Day 2

Iceland Day 2

After a few wrong turns on icy roads we made it to Eldhestar horse farm. We suited up and got on the horses. Most of the ride was just through the field near the farm. It would normally have not been very exciting, but getting bounced around by a horse at below zero centigrade and twenty mile an hour winds was quickly too much for me. We had ordered all day tours, but I gave up at lunch time. Ironically…

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Iceland Day 1

Iceland Day 1

I was not able to sleep on the flight to Iceland at all. We landed at 8am in Iceland (midnight in California). We ate a large lunch in Seattle but nothing on the flight so we were both hungry. After going through customs we saw the Iceland equivalent of a 7-11 by the airport exit and we couldn’t resist the hot dogs. Hot dogs are a very special thing to Icelanders and so they put a lot of things on…

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