Iceland
Hrafnagjá

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  • Day6

    A rift and a trail!

    October 2, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 39 °F

    Sunny morning and we are off to Pingvellir National Park . The strange looking "P" character is pronounced as a soft "th". Once in the park, Les wanted to stop and take a picture of the “rift” we saw a pull off marker with a sign with a big M. My map says it means Marked...for what we don’t know...so we park, Les gets out and took pictures. Then we get honked at by what we assume is a Park Maintenance vehicle, we think we are parked in traffic turnout, so vehicles can move over for large buses on the narrow park road...oops. Moving on we find a clearly parking area for a trail, I head up the trail, Les takes pictures of the lake. This park is in a rift valley where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet and are splitting apart. Pictures taken on to the main event...Read more

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