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... and moving. It's truly fascinating to be able to see something so powerful. There is an area here with an imposing sheer rock wall which was chosen as the first site of the Viking Parliament established in AD 930. This democratic Parliament was known as the Althing and it was here that Viking leaders and chiefs met to dispense justice and create laws. As you walk along the bottom of the wall, you are surrounded by fissures of rock and earth as ...
... but it was awesome to see him. It was freezing on the top deck so
we eventually took refuge in the café below so that Molly and I could try to
regain some feeling in our hands.
Once back in harbour we wandered around studying menus
outside the many restaurants (it’s our 29th wedding anniversary
today so a celebratory dinner seemed apt). We all agreed that to eat in a restaurant that
served whale meat would be ...
... it erupt six or seven times while we walked around the area. We also saw a Litli Geysir and the original Geysir (it doesn’t erupt anymore.)
Our final stop of the day came at Gullfoss waterfall. Gullfoss means "golden waterfall" and it is one of Europes most powerful waterfalls. Even though the day was cloudy Gullfoss was an amazingly beautiful site.
By the time we finished at Gullfoss ...
... them in so we set off to tick them off! Our first stop was a river with rapids that were kind of like small waterfalls. It was pretty cool but soooo windy and cold!! We quickly grabbed some photos with our hair flying all over the place. Our next stop was another waterfall! It was called Seljalandsfoss. This one was much more sheltered though so not too cold. It was pretty cool because you could walk on a track behind the waterfall so we got some pretty ...
... at the hostel in Laugarvatn. Sadly our final chance of at seeing the northern lights didn’t materialise, the wrong weather and time of year unfortunately.
We scrapped the ice off the windscreen the next morning ...