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  • It’s cool in the Volcano Day 21 - It’s cool in the Volcano – or The Price of Rotten Eggs Today was the end of our cruise and the beginning of our hotel stay on Iceland. We left the ship by 8:30 am and were Posted by dasafish in The Northeastern Quest | Aug 12, 2017
  • 3,072 km later...We are back in Reykjavik at the end of our journey around this amazing country. It's been an amazing couple of weeks, exploring this land of fire and ice. We've lost count of the waterfalls, the lava fields, and the Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 4, 2017
  • SealsToday we made our way back to Reykjavik along the remainder of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. We first made our way right through the Snæfellsjökull National Park (the rest of it wasn't any more interesting than the little bit we Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 3, 2017
  • To Snæfellsnes!Warning: for those who are growing tired of photos of rocks and lava, today may not enthrall. Today we bid farewell to our lovely hostel (and the terns and puffins) and headed to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula (just south of the Westfojörds). Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 3, 2017
  • Reykjanes PeninsulaToday we saw the other side of Iceland (figuratively). Gone were the lush green meadows, replaced by barren lava fields more reminiscent of the surface of the moon than on the earth. So striking is this similarity that Posted by dasafish in The Northeastern Quest | Aug 1, 2017
  • Sunshine!!!!!Akureyri (where we stayed last night) is Iceland's second city. It has a population of approx 18,000 so after the quiet East, and yesterday's drive across the North, we felt we were back in the big smoke. Before we set Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 1, 2017
  • Myvatn ... a trip to New Zealand would be cheaper Today was a big driving day, with a few stops to see things along the way. This morning we said goodbye to pretty Seyðisfjörður and headed north. Over the next couple of days we are making our way across the Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Aug 1, 2017
  • July 30, Reykjavik, Iceland The "must do" thing in Iceland is to make a visit to the Blue Lagoon, a very large geothermal pool located in a lava field about 45 min. south of Reykjavik. Our booking was at 9:30 so we had Posted by linfays in Avis Linda, Pat, Charles Go Way Up North | Jul 31, 2017
  • And they call this summer...!So today was probably one of our least favourite days so far ... largely because of the relentless rain. We moseyed around the wet, misty town of Seyðisfjörður and checked out a few cute little shops (slightly random vibe) - and Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 31, 2017
  • July 29, Reykjavik, IcelandThere is only one breed of horse allowed in Iceland and that is the Iceland horse. These small, hardy horses have been in Iceland since the Vikings brought them here in the 10th century. The sheep (Icelanders Posted by linfays in Avis Linda, Pat, Charles Go Way Up North | Jul 31, 2017
  • July 28 Isafjordur, IcelandIsafjordur is a small town of about 2000 residents in the north west part of Iceland. It is a fishing town in a very scenic location. We didn't have a tour booked here so spent the day walking Posted by linfays in Avis Linda, Pat, Charles Go Way Up North | Jul 31, 2017
  • July 27, Akureyri, IcelandIceland is a beautiful and interesting country. It is quite unlike anywhere I have been. It has liberal values and policies like other Scandinavian countries but is a bit disorganized about handling issues and achieving its goals. The Posted by linfays in Avis Linda, Pat, Charles Go Way Up North | Jul 30, 2017
  • Seals...blah...blah...puffins!So today we had a quiet morning, enjoying our lovely hostel and giving our clothes as much time to dry as possible (hung all round our room, including on the rigged-up line that Meg cleverly thought to bring). Mid-morning we Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 29, 2017
  • Grundarfjordur and SnaefellsnesNo, I'm not sneezing. We arrived in Grundarfjordur this morning to sunshine with light fog. Grundarfjordur is north and west of Reykjavik on a peninsula names Snaefellsnes. I have learned that "nes" is Icelandic for "peninsula" Posted by dasafish in The Northeastern Quest | Jul 27, 2017
  • Sunny one day, raining the next This morning began with a long (3 hour) and somewhat miserable (due to the rain, not the scenery) drive to Djúpivogur from where we'd been hoping to get a ferry to Papey Island, however bad weather put a hold on Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 27, 2017
  • Sunny road trippin'A beautiful sunny day dawned today, making us excited to get out and see some sights. Unfortunately a planned tour didn't turn out as planned so instead we had a lovely slower day driving and enjoying the beautiful scenery. First stop Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 27, 2017
  • A Gorge-ous (and icy) dayToday we visited the amazingly beautiful Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon. It is a magnificent canyon (gorge) that is about 2km long and 100m deep. It has sheer walls, snaking its way along its length. It is truly awesome and under the beautiful Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 27, 2017
  • Puffins, Volcanoes and WaterfallsYesterday we traveled by ferry to Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) - an archipelago off Iceland’s south coast, formed by underwater volcanic eruptions. Our main reason for coming here was that it is famous for its puffin colonies, but the Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 27, 2017
  • PUFFINS!!!!So you'll never guess what we saw today. That's right, a waterfall. Oh yeah, and some puffins!!! [img=ht Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 26, 2017
  • The Golden CircleIceland Day 2 took us out on the Golden Circle - a loop of roads so titled for their clustering of sights (within cooee of Reykjavik). We were disappointed not to find any gold, but given we didn't see any Posted by Ssisters in Of Fire and Ice | Jul 23, 2017
  • 2017 JULY ICELAND, STEINAR TO HAFNARFJORDUR ==DAY 158 THURSDAY 13TH JULY 2017== Our last day driving in Iceland, and we woke to still overcast but non raining skies. We started the day with a surprise included breakfast, did no Posted by Cindy Bruin in CINDY & CO TRAVELLING THE WORLD! | Jul 17, 2017
  • 2017 JULY ICELAND, HOFN to STEINAR==DAY 157 WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY 2017== A clear morning. After breakfast we drove back into town for a stop at the supermarket and to fill up with petrol. [img=http://photos.traveller Posted by Cindy Bruin in CINDY & CO TRAVELLING THE WORLD! | Jul 14, 2017
  • 2017 JULY ICELAND, SEYDISFJORDUR to HOFN==DAY 156 TUESDAY 11TH JULY 2017== This mornings exit over the switchback road was much easier than yesterday as the sky was much clearer and there was no low clouds. Today was again Posted by Cindy Bruin in CINDY & CO TRAVELLING THE WORLD! | Jul 14, 2017
  • 2017 JULY ICELAND, LONSA to SEYDISFJORDUR==DAY 155 MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017== We managed to get up a little earlier, there is a lot to see today and a bit of a drive to our next nights accommodation. Before leaving Akureyri we f Posted by Cindy Bruin in CINDY & CO TRAVELLING THE WORLD! | Jul 11, 2017
  • 2017 JULY ICELAND, HVAMMSTANGI to LONSA==DAY 154 SUNDAY 9TH JULY 2017== The plan was to get up at about 8 and be on the road at about 9ish, but that didn't happen. No-one set an alarm, so we had a late breakfast and left Posted by Cindy Bruin in CINDY & CO TRAVELLING THE WORLD! | Jul 10, 2017
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