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... were heading out to do a horseback riding tour, so we had to have warm clothes that weren't too tight from 17 days of over indulging! We traveled outside of town to a Guest House that offered riding tours. We were the only 2 from the ship, but there were some other tourists who were there when we arrived. We all got saddled up, which wasn't as easy as it sounds. I had figured STAYING on the horse would be the difficult part. Who knew that ...
... Today’s main goal was to visit Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall. If you have seen the opening piece of Prometheus, this was the area in which that was shot (and enhanced a bit). Insanely rugged and generating immense quantity of spray, you could get a real feel of the tug of war between creation and destruction in nature. This huge waterfall, and its neighbor to the immediate north, Selfoss, are hard at work breaking down the basalt that the historic ...
... in one of the biggest rivers in Iceland. Godafoss (Falls of the Gods) played a key role when Icelanders adopted Christianity and drew its name from that event. Porgeir Ljosvetningagodi (say that three times fast!) threw his carved gods into the waterfall to show his commitment to the new religion.
Beautiful day in a beautiful ...
... sun. It is an intriguing room and even though there isn't much wind blowing, it is making a moaning noise when it goes through the crack in the door. I've just woken up after a 2 hour nap.
After we went to the art gallery (closed today) we walked on the botanic gardens and had a competition as to how could get the most perfect photo of a bumble bee. After about 15 photos I lost the competition.
We called ...
... ugly in the afternoon so we decided to stay in Hvammstangi about 6km north of the 1. Ended up at Sigga guesthouse recommended by lonely planet. Awesome place 10000isk for a triple with linens. Very clean, very nice with kitchen and living room complete with heated floor. Hot tub was out of order.