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... up to have a look from the view point and behind it was the terrifically brilliant glacial lagoon full of icebergs. Real icebergs. We drove down a little further and on the left was the lagoon where we were able to take masses of photos of huge icebergs with seals swimming around them. We stayed there for quite some time as it was so amazing and every way you looked there was something even better then what you had just been looking at. Then we crossed over the road ...
... into the air. I think the waterfalls have been the most amazing thing this week, we have seen literally hundreds of waterfalls that would previously have been in our top ten of all time. It's not unusual to see four or five in a single view. Not far from here and we visit a place called Geysir, not surprisingly the site of several Geysers and lots of geo thermal activity, overall the geothermal activity is not as impressive as the site we stumbled upon up north but ...
... but I had to get a closer look so down a steep embankment I went and it was worth all my effort. Svartifoss falls over a basalt opening that is a semi circle and the basalt looks like there are columns of various lengths it was pretty cool. Of course I took my 17 pictures which all look the same and then I had to face the climb back up to meet Cindy so we could start the walk back down the mountain. We got back to ...
... is estimated that that the Vatnajökull sheds about 100 metres of its mass each year.
We got a bit confused during the day because we kept seeing signs for different named glaciers, thinking there were many of them. However, we realised later that they were all part of the Vatnajökull Glacier and the separate names are the branches or the tongues that protrude from it.
As tourists try to take pictures of some of these beauties, they just stop their cars anywhere to do ...
... lunch in a national park (bowl of so-called asparagus soup was $12), we walked alongside the Svinafellsjokull glacier. It was good to get so close. We could see a group of hikers down on the glacier getting their safety instructions (we assumed). On the way back to the bus, we could hear sheep on the hill above us.
Our next excitement was a ride in a duck boat ride in the Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon - which cost us $38.00. We went out among the ...
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