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We left Vogur this morning, on our way south again.
Our first stop was at Eirķksstašir, a replica Viking farmhouse in a location where Erik the Red was said to have lived, and apparently where his son, Leif Ericson, was born. We were hosted by Siggi, who told a few tales of Erik, and passed round some replica artefacts for us to look at.< …
Today we visited Deildartunguhver - the biggest hot spring in Europe. The naturally flowing 97 degree celsius water pumps out 180 litres of 97 degree water per second. The water is piped 364 Km's away to heat two towns. We then visit an ancient hot pot, once the personal bathing site of Snorri Sturluson - the biographer of the Icelandic sagas. An ...
... their ice cream, but we found them to taste a bit...off. Same would be true of the beers as well. Glad we tried them, but, not lining up to have them again.
Funny enough, the farmhouse had two English language DVDs available, and Hunger Games was one of them. So, we were able to finish the movie we started in Vik. Well, technically we finished it twice since we had it on Sunday night and Monday night. We'd all rather watch that movie twice than watch Avatar at all.
... camera club members photographing everything. Highlight was to be informed by the nazi bus fascist that the northern lights are there - they are there, they are...look swine - but unless you got a camera that would be at home in NASA you have no chance capturing them. At midnight herded on to the cattle truck and then driven back to hotel. In bed at 1:30. Finally told can do it all again for free if you can be asked - ehhhh, no ...
After riding Icelandic horses earlier in the day, the second leg of our excursion was heading to Thingvellir National Park to go snorkeling between the North American and European Tectonic Plates. The whole area is spreading apart at a rate of 2cm per year. The Silfra is a large crevice between the two plates where you can snorkel and few some amazing rock formations, crystal blue waters, and some interesting algae plant life. Due to the water being around ...