Youth Hostel Vik
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... the water, although Simon later told us they were husband and wife trolls who terrorised the neighbourhood by stealing things, only to be tricked by the townsfolk and lured to a boat full of treasure which they couldn't break into by dawn and so they were exposed to sunlight, turning them to stone. The rain cleared before we arrived at Solheimajokull Glacier. We followed another rocky path, this one leading us past a river containing small icebergs to the glacier. The water ...
... Bardabunga volcano being very active towards the east, there was a notice saying how there had been increased instability at the glacier so visitors were discouraged from going too close to either the edge of the glacier itself or too near the glacial lagoon as there was an increased risk of pieces breaking off. I hiked down the trail a bit then headed down to the lagoon where you had a much better view of the glacier and ...
... you can climb and actually go behind the falls. Megan went up but not behind. I stayed back because I did not want the camera to get wet. We walked down the trail and saw 2 more smaller falls. Spectacular! The next stop was Dyrholaey. This is a black sand beach with the large pieces of rock jutting up close to the shoreline. The water came up fast and we were a bit scared about getting trapped so we stayed back a bit. More spectacular views ...
... 243;n is the best known and the largest the glacial lakes in Iceland. It is at the southern end of the Vatnajökull glacier and is 18 km². The deepest part reaches over 200m deep. It was so amazing. So pretty. I've never seen anything like it!! Clear blue water with floating lumps of ice - white, black and blue. So many colours. Hundreds of seagulls. And even seals playing around in the 2 degree water. The black glacier ice is from volcanic ash. The blue ice is from ...
... was completed to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Iceland.
But first, we are going INSIDE A VOLCANO. Iceland is home to the only known stable, empty magma chamber inside a quiet volcano. While most eruptions either result in an explosive destruction of the chamber (like Mt. St. Helens) or a more "gentle" collapse into a crater (like Diamond Head), for some reason, the chamber of Thrihnukagigur remained open and ...