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Since we only had a few days to visit Iceland, we planned to visit the North and the Western Fjords so we wouldn't be driving all the time. While it was hard to choose, the weather helped us with a decision. The only area with mostly clear weather was the Northeast of Iceland. We picked Lake Myvatn, an area on the Mid Atlantic Ridge with a history of lots of seismic activity, a beautiful lake, great waterfalls, and we hoped a good place from which to view ...
... all the snow on the surrounding mountains it is difficult to believe this is the last full month of summer. The good weather is supposed to hold through late evening so we the idea of an optional sightseeing flight was brought up. Everyone appears interested.
Gođafoss, God's waterfall, was our next stop. Thorgér (for short), the low speaker of the parliament in the year 1,000 was a heathen man, ...
... 8230;liking those odds we bought our tickets and rode like Vikings out to the main whale hang-out spot. We had two tour guides, one local and another woman from Spain spending her summer in Iceland. They clearly had experience doing this, as they kept shouting out every few minutes the location of a whale. Most of the time this was just a water stream from the blowhole, but there were so many of these sightings scattered about you got the feeling we were surrounded. A ...
... At 12:00 our next stop is Dettifoss. We need our rainwear now. There is a walk through rocks to the waterfall. It is 100 m wide with a 45 m drop and is the biggest in Iceland and possibly the most powerful in Europe. As well as the rain there was a lot of spray from the waterfall - thank goodness for our rainwear! Back on our way at 13:00. The land is a bit greener now. Some old lava flows and a geothermal power station were passed. The rain ...
Did I mention how expensive Iceland is? It's not to the point where it has any really negative impact on your enjoyment of the country but it does keep you moving quickly so as not to run the metre too high. That's the way it was as we did a long drive through the very eastern part of Iceland along the ring road. Given the amazing landscape it would have been nice to linger a bit but we were on a tight schedule. There aren't any big ...