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Laugarvatn is a popular lake resort and hot springs near the park. The hostel is clean and neat and very well run.
Dinner was at a farm where we could watch the cows as we ate. Needless to say, I couldn't eat the beef when it was looking me in the eye! Even though they were dairy cows. My chicken was delicious. Everything here is made from scratch and local ...
... We decided to skip it, as it required a hefty hike - and the winds were not exactly inviting for being outside. Besides, at this point in time everyone's appetite for waterfall photography had waned.
Rounding out the other side of the Fjord, Brad noticed some black & white birds nestled along the waters edge "PUFFINS!" he yelled. We stopped, and yet again all jumped out of the car for some ...
... us on Delta were better than I remembered, the very nice lady at Delta, St Louis, manually checked our baggage all the way thro to Iceland so we DID NOT have to find our luggage and re-check it in! We did have to go thro security again, but c'est la vie.
Our flight from NYC to Reykjavic (Raykeavik) was easy - we both had an extra seat in our row to stretch out and we even got maybe 1-2 hours of ...
... the place where the two tectonic plates - in the red corner US of A and in the blue corner Europe - collide. Very dramatic scenery with snow and winds (and a bus full of Japanese tourists who, it must be said, have every known camera device created or in R & D). On my third visit still find this place awe ...
... indoors during the cold winters. I was also curious as to why there are no old buildings in Reykjavic (it was settled in the 9th century, so I'd expect some really old buildings). He said the island doesn't have many natural resources to support building (they import most their wood and volcanic rock isn't strong enough to last). Most of their old structures were built out of mud and sticks so obviously didn't last.
After that we went to Prakidt Bar. There ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility