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21st February 2013. Got 6.40 flight from Belfast City to London Heathrow and was glad the flight got in about 8am as I had to pick up my case and drop it off in Heathrow for the flight to Iceland at 1pm as it could not be sent straight through. Of course it was 9.30 before could drop my bag off to go through to Iceland so had to wait an hour …
...and wind blowing every which way.
We arrived in Reykjavik before the sun was up, and drove our rental car away from the airport toward sunrise-pink, snow-capped peaks. Our first stop was þingvellir national park, the gorgeous site where Iceland's original parliament was founded. The park boasts a large lake that, apparently, people can …
We flew Icelandair to Keflavik International Airport picked up a hire car and drove in bad road and weather conditions and arrived at Hotel Ranga around 8pm. We had dinner in the restaurant; great food and service. Nice hotel, very friendly staff. Room is good we are facing North which is where the Lights can be seen from, so hear's hoping.
... Handa know this to be inaccurate). On geographical rock formation where eurasia plate meets Atlantic. Also where medieval Icelanders drowned women in pool for various sins. No archeological evidence of Viking settlement anymore so hard to visualise. Nonetheless backdrop is quite stunning, silent and not a cloud in the sky. C - Geysir; I incorrectly informed Alexandra that these are what geothermal vents are called. ...
... headed back to catch the 8.30 pm ferry, grabbing hotdogs and toasted sandwiches for dinner on board. As we returned we got a magnificent view of the volcano which burst from the Eyjafjallajokull glacier a few years ago and stopped all the air traffic. It seems to be happily dormant at the moment I’m pleased to say!
We finally got home a bit after 11 and I headed to bed soon ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ranga Hella
The hotel was very comfortable, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Liked the bath in my room - it had water jets which was great.
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