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... NP. We were staying at the Hotel Gullfoss, which would prove to be quite nice, and only 3kms from the falls.
The falls really are superb. They are massive. The water takes one drop along a diagonal falls, before taking another fall along another diagonal drop, this one perpendicular to the first, dropping into this deep chute/chasm before disappearing down stream. You could shoot from many ...
... and that the sky should light up as soon as it got dark. And it didn't disappoint. While our other two sightings had been weak, this one was active. As it got darker, the green became more pronounced, shimmering and dancing in front of our eyes. After a while a pink glow appeared. Despite many, many photos (probably photoshopped) featuring them, reds are very rare, making it very special indeed. It was an outstanding display. And to top it off, Gummi fixed my camera and lent me his ...
Žingvellir - Geysir -
Northern Lights Center - National Park of
Geological Wonders (UNESCO) - Exploding Geysers - Famous "Golden" Waterfall
Žingvellir National Park (pronounced Thingvellir) is a national park in South Iceland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to the world's longest running Parliament, first established in 930 AD, and also has a dramatic landscape formed as a result of sitting ...
... stop at a volcanic crater lake. By this stage, there was the most ferocious arctic wind blowing. It was so strong it felt like you were going to be lifted off your feet and it was really a matter of putting your head down and forcing your way through to see the lake. There were no barriers near the edge and the ground was fine volcanic rocks and, combined with the wind tunnel effect, we decided against climbing around the rim. Instead, we headed back ...
... before heading home the next day.
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