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Travel Blogs from Höfn
... kull. The caldera of Grímsvötn is 100 km² in area, and Bárðarbunga is 60 km². When volcanic activity occurs under the glacier, the resulting meltwater can lead to a sudden glacial lake outburst flood, known in Icelandic as jökulhlaup, but jökulhlaups are most often caused by accumulation of meltwater due to geothermal activity underneath the glacier. Such jökulhlaups have occasionally triggered volcanic ...
... it really was VERY thick; I'm hoping tomorrow will be clear and I can have another 15 minutes there on our way through.
I can't describe the place in words - it's somewhere I have always longed to visit and if anything it was even better than expected. It affected others the same way. Usually at this sort of place, some people are looking, some are frantically shooting away with their camera (guilty, m'lud) and a lot of others are ...
... given to the people of Iceland by the USA,
that commemorates the discovery of North America by the Vikings, Leif Erickson’s son to be exact, long before Columbus ever sailed the ocean blue.
The Icelandic language is unique in the world and is impossible to even understand even one word of it. Fortunately, I think everyone in Iceland also speaks English. Having a rental car we were able to get out ...
... changed several times. It started out sunny, at one point it rained, then it snowed, then it was blizzard-like, then it was sunny, then cloudy. The landscape was incredible and also changed frequently. Sometimes you feel like you're in a prairie, and then it changes to lava rock, then black sand. It's so unpredictable.
One thing I remember reading is ...
... other side of the parking lot for a hot chocolate
and rum. After the "dual" effect set in, we returned to the ocean-side beach.
Now we had a little better light and spent more time getting better photos of the
different shapes of ice.
After maybe a couple hours here, we headed east, past the hotel, we made a few stops
at spots that Tony thought might yield some interesting photos from the reflections
in ponds in ...
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