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Wow, it's hard to believe today was our last day of sightseeing tomorrow we head back to Reykjavik and then Tuesday we're home bound. Iceland has surpassed my expectations. But let's not get ahead of ourselves I still have today's adventures. We started our morning with yet another foggy hairpin turn back out to the "main" paved road. We did make a …
... you will learn why the valley is strongly connected to the Sagas and Icelandic history
• Climbing up the Grßbrˇk volcano crater you will see the effect of volcanic activity on the landscape
• You will also visit Deildartunguhver – Europe's most powerful hot spring
• And you will get to see the Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls
(What To See - West)" alt="Hraunfossar Waterfalls(What ...
... s bucket list. This mountain was considered sacred in Viking times and the site of sacrifices to the God of Thunder. We then head to Stykkisholmur to visit the volcanoes museum where we see footage of the 6 month long eruption of Hekla erupting in 2010. The museum also houses an Andy Warhol... In Grundarfjordour a fiord on the tip of the peninsula we ...
... stop to take in the view of the Ljˇsufj÷ll mountain chain and SnŠfellsj÷kull.
We crossed over the peninsula, stopping again just over the pass to take some more photos at a spot near where our guide's family still owns a small house; she told a few stories of her childhood there before the road came through.
We headed along the northern side of the peninsula, aiming for a lunch stop at ...
... although our hands were frozen and we eventually sprinted back to the car.
Onward, we drove through volcano territory with sporadic lava fields on either side of the road. The photos do not do it justice, it was otherworldly. You can just imagine the surrounding volcanoes puking out enormous hot rocks miles and miles away. And now, millenniums later, here they sit. These gnarly black rocks growing bright green moss, that sit in the distance of mountains that ...