Iceland in a nutshell

August 8, 2014 § 5 Comments

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Here are a few more photos from our vacation.  On the way back from Copenhagen, we spent four days in Iceland. What a fascinating country! The photos above are the north & northwest corners of Reykjavik from the church steeple.

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The Hallgrimskirkja church is in the middle of the city.  There are lots of tourist shopping and places to eat nearby. Of course we had to do a little shopping.  Hand knit Icelandic sweaters are everywhere!  I bought one that was made by Olga.  I can’t wait for cooler weather so that I can wear it.

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We took a day to drive the Golden Circle, which included Geysir & the Strokkur geyser (above), Gullfoss Falls (below) and the Thingvellir National Park.

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The falls were huge!  And cold and blustery!  But we were so lucky to have sunny weather the entire time.

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The Thingvellir National Park is where the American & Eurasian Tectonic Plates meet.  Apparently the plates are separating about one inch every year.

There are a few more photos over on my Instagram feed.  We also visited the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and took a Puffin tour.  It’s hard to see the Puffins. They are so little compared to the seagulls.  But they are so cute!  We definitely want to go back to Iceland in the winter for the Northern lights. And I’m still dying to see a sheep farm.  Not that I haven’t ever seen any sheep. But with all that wool…  I don’t know.  The sheep are cool.

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