Pingvellir National Park Campground
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Sight of ancient Icelandic Parliament, as well as the huge rift between the separating continents of North America and Europe.
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Sveglia di buon mattino colazione alle 7.00 e partenza verso la piana dell'assemblea. C'è un unico punto in cui la dorsale medio-atlantica si può osservare non sommersa dall'acqua, qui in Islanda. È il punto in cui le due placche di Europe e America si separano e si allontanano di 1 cm all'anno! Proseguiamo verso Geyser Poi pranzo! …
Landed by 10am and collected our car to start exploring. First stop was the incredible blue Lagoon where we stayed for a few hours and covered ourselves in mud and enjoyed the very warm blue waters. We quickly dropped into Reykjavik for an incredible lunch, we ate SOO much! We then headed up to Pingvellir national park which was lovely. A waterfall …
... up to sunglasses.
Thingvellir National Park was stunning, the guidebooks describe it as lonely beauty and I think that's spot on. The snow capped peaks in the distance frame a beautiful 84 sq km blue lake named Thingvellavatn, the water a mix of pure glacial water and being joined by the hot spring Vellankatla. The reason this place is remarkable is due to the movement of the continental plates here, pushing Europe and America a further 18mm ...
... road club of drivers who trick their cars out to be able to climb glaciers. These clubs go out every week and have great fun climbing glaciers!
A fascinating part of the trip was that as we went up higher, our driver had to stop and continually let air out of the tires so we could maintain traction on the road. By the time we got up to the top the tires were virtually flat with a PSI of 2! But it did allow us to stay ...
... of breakfast, store my bag, and then go for a walk through the city. There was one thing I did really want to see today, and that was the church (mentioned above in the "what I saw" area). Actually, there is another thing - the penis museum. I KNOW RIGHT?! like whaaaaat ? It's just a hop, skip, and jump away from my hostel and I might have to check that out tomorrow after the blue lagoon - I will DEFINITELY keep you posted on that, because I am ...
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