Travel Blogs from Iceland

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arrival in the land of vikings and faeries..., Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

arrival in the land of vikings and faeries...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Ok so we've arrived in Iceland and although I cant send this yet because I'm out of internet reach, it'll go out when im back in Reykjavik.    But I wanted to keep you all current ...I know it'll be a lot of info all at once but, for me, ...

The loop comes full circle..., The Golden Circle, Iceland travel blog

The loop comes full circle...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... all over the world offering their couch (or coffee or info) to travelers.  We found it because hotels are so expensive in Iceland that we searched the Internet and there was this site.  Although it's international in scope, it was created by a ...

a deviant berry picker..., Forest of Thor, Iceland travel blog

a deviant berry picker...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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  So the group is going berry picking...little teeny tiny berries...I try to participate but I'm not much of a berry picker so the activity is short-lived as far as I'm concerned...I quietly sneak away from the pickers and go on a hike...I'd been ...

the final days at Thorsmorck....the rains threaten, Thorsmorck Forest, Iceland travel blog

the final days at Thorsmorck....the rains threaten

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... away by the fact that I don't know my family tree and that my parents are of two radically different ethnicities....apparently in Iceland they can take the names of two people, pop them into a computer and find out how long ago they were directly ...

COLD FEET, Thorsmorck Forest, Iceland travel blog

COLD FEET

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... the legends to life...they're generally tall and blonde and rugged and pretty earthy....and with history describing the formation of Iceland as rooted in legend...a story for everything...   So back to the hike....4 river crossings in and no less ...

Cracks and fissures...., Myvatn, Iceland travel blog

Cracks and fissures....

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... craters venting the Krafla volcano field - its energy fuels Kroflustod Power Station, one of the largest geothermal power plants in Iceland.  They started to build the plant  in 1973 but were thwarted by something like 9 eruptions in 1975, ...

the work begins....getting to know the group..., Thorsmorck forest, Iceland travel blog

the work begins....getting to know the group...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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Monday Sept 3 The end of the first weekend....our first task - putting in a trail of volcanic stone in the driving - seriously driving - wind and sideways misty rain , like you're always in the middle of a cloud blowing about 60 mph....I'll be getting ...

The Land of Fire and Ice and Beautiful Women, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

The Land of Fire and Ice and Beautiful Women

A travel blog entry by daveaway

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... scared of just how wild my next destination will be if the trend keeps going. For those who forgot, my latest destination was Iceland, and it was everything I was dreaming of and more. Iceland was so insane that I’m struggling to remember a lot of ...

Akureyri and Grimsey Island, Akureyri, Iceland , Iceland travel blog

Akureyri and Grimsey Island

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... can choose your meat or fish and which rub (seasoning) you want on it. It was a wonderful meal and surprisingly cheap by iceland standards.    Our plan was to drive to Dalvik after dinner, which was only about 45 mins. Very nice along the ...

Highway 1 complete, back to Reykjavik, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

Highway 1 complete, back to Reykjavik

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... We even got some pictures with Gyria the children eating lady troll.  Along our journey up towards the uninhabibited middle of iceland we stopped at a beautiful waterfall, that if you forgot where you were, would fool you into thinking you were in a ...

East Iceland, Myvatn, Iceland , Iceland travel blog

East Iceland

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... and mind-blowing, and just part of the main highway systems.  Along the way we stopped at Dettifoss, which is Iceland's most spectacular waterfall. We both disagree on this label. Though it is quite impressive if you look at pure ...

A Phallological Museum.......WHAT ON EARTH ?!?, Husavík, Iceland travel blog

A Phallological Museum.......WHAT ON EARTH ?!?

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... real character...not at all offensive, but entertaining and informative in a very zoological sort of way.  Apparently the tradition in Iceland of using the preserved penis of bulls for whips piqued his attention and so today we have a gem of a ...

Where the sun doesn't set!, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

Where the sun doesn't set!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... the no vote. The first point of call on the bus tour was Ţingvellir. It is the most important historical site in Iceland since the Alţingi (Parliament) was founded in the year 930. It was chosen thanks to its topography, acoustics, and proximity ...

the volcanos are real??, Thorsmorck Forest, Iceland travel blog

the volcanos are real??

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... some volunteers....has interesting stuff to say...apparently there's serious threat of an eruption...and although there's lots of volcanoes on Iceland, there's three most likely to burst and one is right over here...It's called Katla ...now what does that ...

Iceland beyond Thorsmorck..., Vik, Iceland travel blog

Iceland beyond Thorsmorck...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... is misplaced....dealing with that is stressful...American embassy and all....can't imagine why we really need an American embassy in Iceland...but I guess one needs a place to go when the passport disappears...anyway, a plan is in place....we've moved ...

at the top of the food chain eating cookies..., Thorsmorck Forest, Iceland travel blog

at the top of the food chain eating cookies...

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END OF FIRST WEEK   The wind blew like hell all night...it's such a striking landscape...every time I  go outside out I'm struck by the vastness and starkness of it...a wide valley of volcanic rubble...lots of large rounded stones with ...

Pulled  by the VORTEX....., Arnastapi, Iceland travel blog

Pulled by the VORTEX.....

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... road as well), when they simultaneously built a military airbase for themselves (they cut a deal with the Icelanders).  Iceland has been through some dramatic changes towards modernization over the last century, particularly since WWII.  It's ...

ice...ice...iceland..., Djupivogur, Iceland travel blog

ice...ice...iceland...

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... Stina, who is standing on the opposite end of the spectrum of thought, states that without globalization, the people of Iceland would probably still be living in their grass-roofed huts and stone buildings built into the mountainside, a largely ...

Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland travel blog

Akureyri

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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Raining in Reyjavik, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

Raining in Reyjavik

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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So, lets talk about yesterday..... before the rain came!  I met Stein (family friend) at 13:00hrs at Parliament - I was easy to spot - the grubby traveler amongst the politicians!  Stein is an MP, representing the Left Green Party, hence ...

Vikings, Sharks and Heritage, Hellnar, Iceland travel blog

Vikings, Sharks and Heritage

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... kind of Icelandic Holiday coming up as there are local campers everywhere.    Day 12 - Hvammstang to Hellnar   Well like iceland does. it rains almost every second night. awoke this morning to a rainy day, but, we are heading south, and it ...

lost on the moon?, Egilsstadir, Iceland travel blog

lost on the moon?

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... WAY out of the way for...and then we aim the  Yaris in the direction of the highest farm in all of Iceland, Mothrudalur...the rather stone-hearted woman at the tourist info desk in Egilsstdtir, who used far more profanity than I thought appropriate ...

The Kjolur Route, Hvergerdi, Iceland travel blog

The Kjolur Route

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... was the first ´big metropolis´I been to since leaving Reykjavik (actually it´s the only other big metropolis in Iceland).  There´s a great botanical garden there (better than the Reykjavik garden), a nice harbor, fantastic swimming ...

Rainy Iceland, Hofn, Iceland , Iceland travel blog

Rainy Iceland

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... it is not green, but it will work).  The weather the last couple days has been, cloud, rain, slight sun, sprinkle, monsoon, iceland monsoon, sun, cloud, and now biblical monsoon.  But we have pushed on to see so many sites, that i have a hard ...

Just Changing Planes in Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

Just Changing Planes in Iceland

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I actually paid $50 dollars more for my flights from Thailand to New York just so I could pass through Iceland.   I got the window seat and everything.  What I discovered while coming in to  Reykjavik for the landing is that the terrain ...

Heimaey Island, Heimaey Island, Iceland travel blog

Heimaey Island

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... mind this was a good thing, the continuous rain was starting to take its toll and I was beginning (very quickly) to hate Iceland!  I took the road south to  Porlakshofn, 50km that took me through grand lava fields that were covered in moss ...

Icelandic Dreams, Reykjavík, Iceland, Iceland travel blog

Icelandic Dreams

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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We have finally arrived on the moonscape of Iceland. With only a population of around 300,000. the drive in from the airport was a little sparse, with houses and even habitation being some what few and far between.         For a ...

Kerlingarfjoll, Kerlingarfjoll, Iceland travel blog

Kerlingarfjoll

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Reykjavik walkabout, Reykjavík, Iceland, Iceland travel blog

Reykjavik walkabout

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... Babalu cafe, we stopped for some more skyr, and breakfast provisions at Bonus, which is the best little shopping market throughout Iceland, cheap and great products. Thank you scott at Campers village in Edmonton for the Tip. I have to mention dinner at ...

Relaxing in Reykjavik, Reykjavík, Iceland travel blog

Relaxing in Reykjavik

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... Kerlingarfjoll, Jokulsarlon (Icebergs), the many many swimming pools around the country and the culture in Reykjavik. Greatest thing about Iceland - the feeling of being safe!  I´m not too sure if this is an illusion or not, but people ...

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