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... that had colorful doors painted on them. These, of course, are for the elves as Icelandic folklore clearly indicates that elves and the hidden people live in or under the rocks. This belief is so strongly held that road crews will not move rocks when building roads and highways in case they upset or anger the elves that may live in them and roads are actually built around the rocks! What a day of magic and majesty and concentrated evidence of the power of ...
... rules of the road established we were on our way.
We saw beautiful purple and white Lupine flowers, we saw lots and lots and lots of Icelandic sheep even stopping to talk to a few, and we some saw amazing scenery. One of my favorite firsts of our trip was the troll park. I’d estimate well over 250 trolls did not make it home before sunrise and got stuck at the park. We, the lucky visitors, ...
... uncomfortable dry suits are, how cold the water can still be when it seeps in your gloves and hood, and how fun it is to jump into glacial spring from the 20 foot high cliff that surrounds it (you pop up like a cork in that suit).
Today's countables: Kerid, Friedheimer, Gullfoss, Geysir,Ţingvellir, icy SCUBA
Day 2 attraction count: 6
Full trip count: 10
... of the best of trip, we headed for Jökulsárlón, home of the famous iceberg lagoon. Here a glacier from the giant Vatnajökull ice cap which dominates a large part of inner Iceland drops off into a lagoon causing floating icebergs of the glacial ice. We managed to strike it on a still day which made the lagoon look incredible. After plenty of photos we headed further round for a look at one of the other ...
... the volcanic mountains in the area. It's a gorgeous landscape that has to be seen to truly understand what you are looking at. The black sand is of course fine volcanic ash, and the lake is a brilliant blue; but even on the warmest of days you probably wouldn't be busting out the lawn chair and towel at this beach.
Next up was the Sultan Hot Springs. If you've never smelled sulfur before you'll know it smells like rotten eggs and it's in ...
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