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We can describe our route to the next stop, Hveragergi, as water, water everywhere. Our guide showed us all possible waterfalls along the route, each one as "impressive" as the other. The first stop is at a town called Vik, which is on the water. But Vik's claim to fame is its woollens and of course there is a huge duty free shop by a gas station, …
... of sea rescues by helicopter, a rescue zip line for kids, and a biplane put on an aerial acrobatic show. The weather was okay, again around 10 degrees, with only the occasional very light drizzle.
We wandered around for a while and by coincidence met up with another bunch from our group who were enjoying happy hour in a local pub. A group of seven of us then went for dinner. I was intrigued by the ...
... is plentiful and relatively cheap.
Iceland is famous for the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull volcano (pronounced aya-yapla-yerig) which caused the greatest disruption of air travel since the Second World War. The ash that resulted from the eruption covered most of Europe.
This is a rugged country and the demographic seems to be decidedly young. People dress casually in light parkas and hiking boots. Originally populated ...
The mediterranean of the North. It's one of the nicknames for Iceland that I actually didn't know about until recently. Despite my researchwork I didn't know about their laidback mentality, but in the last week in my attempts to arrange things for the upcoming project (starting today!) I found it out first hand. Being a Nordic country I stereotypically assumed that they would be a punctual and organized country. In parts this is ...
... here, although there's only one regularly active geyser currently, called Strokkur. We had enough time to catch a few eruptions of it, as well as to look around the area, including the colourful pool which is the location of the great Geysir itself.
Leaving Geysir we travelled south for a short while before stopping at another waterfall, Faxi. This isn't as dramatic as Gullfoss but it was much less frozen on our visit, which was a bit of a change!
Moving on ...