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With the help of our waitress, we selected appetizers and entrees from the menu of traditional Icelandic dishes. ...
(See at the bottom for our awesome volcano pics - thanks!)
Last night was our Hotel Ranga experience and it did not disappoint. I can totally see why this is such a well-known hotel. But not for any of the uber lux reasons we tend to think of when staying is a five-diamond hotel!
Ranga is out in the middle of nowhere in south Iceland. It's on a river with lots of ducks and swans. It’s very quiet and ...
... and around a couple of the northern peninsulas. My god the scenery is stunning. Around every corner if it’s not sheer cliffs dropping down into the ocean it’s rolling pasture dotted with black and white sheep and black and white cylindrical bales of hay. It’s farms with bright blue or bright red roofs and waterfalls cascading down from the towering mountains above. The roads sweep through valleys and across mountain passes. It is just ...
... we are passing through and the small coach is not a patch on our 4wd vehicle we've been used to.
We make a quick stop at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring which is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water.
We continue to Langjökull (Icelandic for "long glacier") which is the second largest ice cap in Iceland (953 km2), after Vatnajökull.
As we approach the glacier, the road once ...
... much...but! the water is super clear!"...well, I could see for myself that the water was super clear, but what's the point of snorkeling in super clear waters if there is nothing there to see?!...so - in retrospect - I am glad I did not book that "absolute and definite must!" snorkeling in the rift between the continents...it's one of those things that sound more enticing than they really ...