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Well, we woke up this morning on Westman Islands, and we're going to bed back on the mainland.
This morning we set off on one last adventure on the island - our mission was to climb the volcano! Our host was kind enough to drop us off at the base of the volcano, and point out the best way to make it up in one piece.
After about a half hour of climbing, sliding, rock collecting and picture taking we made it to the peak of the ...
... stunning to see. Only 4,000 people live on this island, so it's kind of neat when you go to the pool or the store, they know you are a visitor. Love it!
Now for your quick dose of Iceland Trivia of the Day...kids here start "school" (optional) at age 2....it's like a daycare that the government runs. Only costs the parents the equivalent of $125 a month! Another good reason to move to Iceland....
The lady at Hotel Laekur gave us suggestions on a few places to see around. It is15 min drive from Hotel Laekur to Ring Road. Seljalandsfoss, our first stop, is another 20 to 25 min. We got wet after walking along the path behind this waterfall.
Eyjafjallajökull became famous after the 2010 eruption, which was a relatively small eruption but ...
When we woke up, the clouds were beginning to get angrier. We acted swiftly to get everything packed up so that we could get on the road.
Weaving through some of the rocks, we once more battled with rain and shared snacks. At a particularly wet point in time we played a few games to pass the time, such as "My tube stops at: Acton, Barnet, Charing Cross, Dagenham, Edgware, Finsbury Park, Goodge Street, High Street Ken, West ...
... had to be removed. It was interesting to learn about how self sufficient the farmers are here. They grow rape seed which is used for cooking and running all their vehicles. They grew carrots in the volcanic ash and grapes in a greenhouse, electricity is produced from water turbines tapping energy from water running down the mountain and hot water comes from natural springs. We then went east to find skogafoss waterfall, a dramatic sheet of water that ...