- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... between the two continental plates.
The historic importance is because it is the location where the oldest extant parliament in the world started in 930 AD, the Alţingi (Althing). Side note: ţ - the Icelandic thorn character morphed into the English "th" letter pair and is pronounced the same.
Originally, all the tribal leaders would gather at the Alţingi each year to decide legal matters and make laws. The Law Speaker would declaim the laws ...
... noticeable thing about locals is that they appear in the main to be well educated. They speak their native Icelandic but seemingly all speak fluent English as well and other languages in many cases. In fact, the taxi driver we had upon our arrival in Iceland spoke no fewer than five languages. To date on our trip, we have only come across one local who could not understand us and he was at a small takeaway in the back blocks.
We then went for a ...
... worth are the places if new memories are already created? Your footprint is sweeped away and slowly your presence has become worthless. You've become a spectactor of history instead of playing a part and the only thing you can do is seeing the protagonist leading her role in pure obliviousness. Oblivious to you, because you've become invisible. You're being
erased from the past. Reminders of your presence are the checkins on ...
... showed up to watch the film so at least he had some money for the showing. Kaye did buy some souvenirs though so he did get some money out of us.
The film was fantastic and showed the impact that the volcanoes had had on the Icelandic people and how they had fought back to regain their houses from the ash and silt and recover the farmland. In the last outburst from the volcano with the unpronounceable name, they had brought in fire hoses from the ...
... productions with their horses. We had a great time here with the horses. They are amazing animals, very personable and friendly. They kind of remind me of big dogs. Kate, Olivia and Fran also got to hold newborn kittens!
Our next stop was Skalholt Church. This is one of the most important historical sites in Iceland. In the 11th century it was the largest city in Iceland. It was the location of ...