Iceland
Reykholt

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  • Day2

    Geysire und Wasserfälle

    August 26, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Wir sind unterwegs auf der Strasse 35 bei Reykholt. Dort haben wir in einem abgelegenen Guesthouse übernachtet. Das einzige Restaurant in der Nähe liegt 7 Fahrminuten von der Unterkunft.

    Während wechselhaftem Wetter - stark windig und regnerisch, besuchen wir zuerst den Geysir und danach den Gulfoss. Wir sind in kurzer Zeit total durchnässt und müssen auf Kameras und Natels achten.

    Island liegt auf der nordamerikanischen und eurasischen Platte, weshalb es rund 30 Vulkansysteme gibt. Zudem ist es geothermisch interessant: Die Erdwärme wird für die Beheizung von Gewächshäusern genutzt. Ebenso kann der Wasserreichtum zur Bewässerung genutzt werden. Eine Anlage aus 4 Gewächshäusern - so wurde uns erzählt, erzeugt pro Tag 1 Tonne Tomaten! Dazu sind nicht mal Pestizide nötig, weil das Umgebungsklima keine Schädlinge aufkommen lässt. Für die Bestäubung werden rund 700 Hummeln eingesetzt. Spannend!
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  • Day12

    Context and Culture

    May 24, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    20) In regards to the contextual factors, talk about one and what you learned while we were in the country that helped you understand that factor in more depth?

    The economy of Iceland is a huge contextual factor when viewing leadership and the country itself. Iceland had an economic collapse in 2008 that affected virtually everyone in the country. Banks and businesses were going bankrupt and many struggled financially. The boom of the tourist industry in Iceland helped the country recover. I did not realize prior to visiting the country that tourism is the main source of income for the country now. I assumed fishing was still the largest industry. Staying in Reykjavík allowed me to see how many stores and businesses rely heavily on tourists for profit, as there are streets upon streets of stores for tourists to buy t-shirts, sweaters, hats, and more. The increase in tourism also explains one reason for why so many Icelanders speak English fluently, as the shop keepers interact with tourists every single day and practice speaking the language often.

    In regards to the culture factors, talk about one and what you learned while we were in the country that helped you understand that factor in more depth?

    Food and the nutritional diet of a typical Icelander were very interesting to note while visiting the country. Prior to traveling, I understood that there was much more fish in the diet than I was used to, but I did not realize how utterly different the cuisine was. When we visited the grocery store, beef and chicken—which are staples in the American diet—were limited in availability and the prices were quite expensive. Instead, I was able to try many different fish options which were all unique and some were tastier than others. I also did not realize how popular lamb was in their diet. It was quite common to find lamb on a restaurant menu; yet, this factor makes sense as sheep are common livestock in the country. Many of the fresh fruits and vegetables in Iceland are imported into the country due to the difficulty of growing them in the harsh environment; however, upon visiting the Friđheimar, we learned that some produce is grown with greenhouse technology. Tomatoes grown in the Friđheimar tasted just like tomatoes we have in America but they were fresher and local, as they were grown right there in the restaurant. It was a unique opportunity to experience Icelandic cuisine and note the stark differences between it and American cuisine.
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  • Day2

    Kas met tomaten

    July 1, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Kas waar van alles met tomaten verbouwd wordt in de buurt van Fludir en Reykholt, een regio met veel geothermische energie
    De kas is door Nederlanders gebouwd en wordt op natuurlijke wijze pestvrij gehouden met bijen ook uit Nederland
    Verderop hebben ze een put geboord van 40 meter om water van 90 graden gratis en voor niks te verkrijgenRead more

  • Day2

    Golden Circle

    November 23, 2017 in Iceland ⋅ 🌬 -2 °C

    Didn't get back to the hotel until one o'clock last night..... Early start this morning (08:30) for a trip to the Geysir and waterfalls.

    Sunrise had just taken place at nearly 10!

  • Day11

    Lunch in a Greenhouse

    February 16, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    Our lunch stop was at the Friðheimar geothermal greenhouses near Reykholt, vaguely on the Golden Circle tour. It's a huge greenhouse complex which is heated using geothermal energy and they produce 75% of all the tomatoes consumed in Iceland as well as 80% of the cucumbers. You can get the idea from the photos but we were amazed to see it appeared that a whole section of plants were grown from one grow bag. You can see it in the bottom right corner of the main photo. The greenhouses also have their own bees for pollination of the plants. I suppose it's obvious they would be needed but their presence was still a surprise.

    Greenhouses heated by geothermal power are quite common in Iceland, growing a huge variety of produce. Here endeth today's lesson.

    The best bit, however, was the tomato soup and bread. Excellent!
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  • Day9

    Friðheimar

    April 30, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We stopped and had lunch at a tomato greenhouse today. We seriously sat right in the greenhouse! We had bottomless tomato soup made from tomatoes picked that morning. And with it we had bottomless bread. Thete was at least a half dozen types of bread to choose from and all were warm and fresh from the oven. At your own table you could customize your soup by adding fixins including herbs from plants growing right on your table. Pretty darn awesome!
    We topped it off with a Bloody Mary for good measure.

    We didn't have any dessert because we were too full, but they had tomato ice cream, cheesecake with green tomato jam, and a tomato and apple pie.

    Basically, if you don't like tomatoes, don't eat here. Lol everyone else - I highly recommend eating here.

    (Pictures of food in part 2)
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  • Day2

    Kohalik külapood

    January 17, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 -8 °C

    Kuna me polnud hommikust saadik söönud, siis tegime kiire peatuse esimese poe juures mis teele jäi. Suht väike, aga kõik hädavajalik olemas. Ostsime vett ja krõpsu autosse.

    Kadri nina leidis kohe kohalikud kurgi kasvuhooned ülesse.

    Tee peale jäi ka huvitav ühe realine, kitsas ja ilus sild. Kadri tegu veits pilti.

    Üldiselt oli enamus teed vastikute jää rööbastega või lume all, aga õnneks mitte libe.
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  • Day1

    Blue View Cabins

    June 30, 2018 in Iceland ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Finally arrive at our cabin where we will stay for three nights. Suns still up at 11pm

  • Day1

    1. Tag Anreise, Gulfoss, Polarlichter

    September 1, 2019 in Iceland ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    Toller erster Eindruck! Wir wurden mit strahlendem Sonnenschein begrüßt.

    Als erstes haben unseren KuKu Camper abgeholt. Gleich gegenüber ein Supermarkt den haben wir erst mal unsicher gemacht... veganes Lakritzeis entdeckt, das natürlich sofort mit musste.

    Dann ging’s Richtung Reykholt dort haben wir unsere Blue Cabbin bezogen. Das Häuschen liegt in wunderschöner Lage mitten im Nirgendwo ruhig mit eigenem Hot Pot und Blick in die wundervolle Landschaft inklusive Gletscher.

    Ein kurzer Abstecher zum Gullfoss, der echt beeindruckend ist und dann ging direkt am ersten Tag mein Traum in Erfüllung- Nordlichter tanzten am Himmel, die wir bei herrlich entspanntem Bad im Hot Pott genossen.

    Wir sind jetzt schon verliebt in dieses bezaubernde, beeindruckende Land 😍
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