Category Archives: Iceland

Frozen Waters Two: Iceland

May, 2014 The 269 named glaciers in Iceland cover 11% of the land, or over 4,000 square miles. Almost every type of glacier is represented on this small island nation. All of their drinking water comes from glaciers, and it … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Thirteen: Seljalandsfoss and Öxarárfoss, Iceland

May, 2014 We certainly have seen a lot of waterfalls on our travels. Seljalandsfoss was the first one where we could actually walk behind it – pretty cool! Seljalandsfoss (I’ve double and triple checked the spelling and I’m still not sure … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Twelve: Skógafoss, Iceland

May, 2014 If you watch the History Channel series, Vikings, you will have seen this waterfall. In season 5, the character Floki sets sail alone from Norway and washes up on a strange land. In his explorations, he comes upon … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Eleven: Gullfoss, Iceland

May, 2014 and January, 2017 Iceland in the spring and summer does not compare to Iceland in the winter. On our first trip in May, we had 21 hours of daylight, and dusk for the other three. We would lose … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 The wind howled past our windows last night. It had been windy most of yesterday, with winds of around 25 mph, but last night, there were gusts of up to 40 mph. On the positive side, … Continue reading

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Reykjavik Impressions

Still Sunday. How could I forget to tell you about our dessert after dinner? Joylato is an ice cream shop just a few blocks from our hotel, where they make the ice cream on the spot. The customer chooses either milk or … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Reykjavik

Saturday, January 28, 2017 Today was a day of rest. We decided to spend some time at one of the thermal pools here in Reykjavik, Laugardalslaug. The pool was a chilly mile and a half from the hotel.  Normally this would … Continue reading

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