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... the tour maps that were at Gulfoss I uncovered a church in a town called Skalholt that was only slightly out of our way. Baruch and I agreed that it sounded interesting enough and we were on our way. When we arrived the town, which seemed to consist of five houses and a church, looked to be deserted. The buildings were in good shape but there was no one around. We weren't able to enter the church's sanctuary but we were able to see a ...
... were mainly songs from 4/5 years ago, occasionally remixed, and proved to be very entertaining as soon as they were stumbled upon.
After an hour or so of Ed driving, we got to the first "main" attraction in Iceland - the Geysir.
We parked up across the road near the Information Centre and walked up to a steaming hole in the ground with a lot of people surrounding it. After a while of arranging our waterproofs, the ground gurgled and up shot a 30 foot ...
... Ok (nothing exceptional despite the rave reviews). Expensive compared to other places we visited.
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... is 40 Euro so its not cheap but it was a really nice setting. We stayed for about 2 hours relaxing and covering our faces with mud. Ray, with his beard and mullet looked pretty scary!!
We continued on to the Gullfoss Waterfall. This waterfall was quite spectacular and had some good viewpoints to get some good pics from. The force of the water could full up 60 ship containers in on second.
We continued on to the Geysir ...
A few extra photos of the waterfall.
It's actually quite difficult to see where the water goes... it seems to just disappear.
This is where the European and American tectonic plates meet - or rather part. This gap grows by 2 cm per year. It also means that Iceland gets bigger every year.
Žingvellir. This is where the Icelandic parliament met every year from 930 till ...