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We made it! 6 hours is a short international flight but still we creaked and cracked a bit getting off the plane in Reykjavic. We were immediately faced with our first challenge...the agency we had reserved a rental car from was not listed anywhere in the arrivals area of the airport! After triple checking (we both thought the other HAD to have …
Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday, with the bakery on the corner providing the necessary coffee and food. The weather was fairly miserable when we departed and we just hoped that it would improve during the rest of the day. Our first stop was due to be Selfoss. I, erroneously, assumed that with a name like Selfoss, ere had to be some impressive waterfall nearby. Turns out whoever came up with the town's name had a sense of humour. After driving around in pouring rain and finally ...
... and a very nice accommodation. We got our stuff inside, sat down to a pretty good buffet selection, and ten head off to a nearby black sand beach (sorry, Hawaii, more and larger here – although quite a bit chillier) for a LONG walk investigating pebbles and stones churned and polished by the surf.
We got back to the room around 11:00 – the sun had just set – and settled in for a good night’s sleep to end a thrilling day of discovery.
... because that is how many men it took to row the boat. They fished in the Atlantic Ocean but only in the winter and spring when they were not farming.
Because the winters are so long in Iceland and the days are short many of the things the people of Iceland did in the winter months involved detail work. The sheep raised in Iceland provided wool for clothing which the women knitted. The ...
Another nice day greets us. Actually it has been day all night. We were told before the trip that it gets dark for only about 3 hours a night in Iceland. Well, let us tell you that it never really gets dark at all. You could be outside doing whatever you wanted at 2.00 am in the morning and do so as if it was day time. We enjoy a fine breakfast at Hotel Grimsborgir and check out and feel sad to be leaving this place after only one night. We ...