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  • Day2

    Pingvellir

    November 23, 2017 in Iceland

    Well that was an experience!

    We eventually stopped at a UNESCO World Heritage site which is the rift valley between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates... But we couldn't see much due to the 70 mph winds blowing the surface snow everywhere, causing a whiteout.

    Obviously Icelandic health and safety laws are not as strict as those in the UK!

    Nearly lost Hilary given her choice of coat! She started to hold onto completely random men.....Read more

  • Day19

    Golden Circle tour gone hot

    June 8, 2017 in Iceland

    Today our little Bodo-ride took us to the golden circle: main tourist attraction of Iceland. Aside from the asian and american tourists, the sights were awesome! Pingvellir national park, Strokkur Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall (better than Niagrafalls danish scientists say), Fludir secret lagoon (super relaxing and nicely hot) and Kerid crater - beautiful!

  • Day3

    Another very expensive event, but when do you have the time (or chance) to this again?

    Snorkelling in Silfra was ..... very cold ..... in the first place. But only your face and your hands. Luckily, you wear a dry suit. Still, the water temperature is 2°-3°C! Can’t help it, I needed to do that. So we went on a fabulous and impressive float through the crack that splits the North American and Eurasian tectonic plate. Look at that awesome clear water ... gorgeous!

    The money was totally worth it. And the Mexican guides were sympathic and likeable. Even got some contacts and tips for Cancún and south Mexico.
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  • Day6

    We had to wait to get a parking spot, but we walk over this great natural and cultural site. This is were Iceland held their Althing and created their laws ” starting around the year 930. Think of it as their Constitutional Hall. The people would gather here every June for two weeks and Laws would be formed and court held. In the beginning, before the 13th century, there was a couple guys known as the Law Speakers, who would recite the laws standing on a rock, in front of this natural amphitheater. This formation is the other side of the Rift Valley. We walked up the rift canyon and then down to the actual Logberg or Law rock.Read more

  • Day34

    Mmmmmm, what about culture at the end?

    August 22, 2017 in Iceland

    Thingvellir ist nicht nur der Platz, an dem sich die Vikingerstämme getroffen haben, um Besprechungen abzuhalten. Es ist auch der Ort, an dem die freie Republik Island begründet wurde. Schöne Landschaft, keine Frage. Aber nach all der Wildnis kann ich die Menschenmassen nicht ertragen und von dem ganzen Parfüm wird mir schlecht 😐 .... auf nach Reykjavik!

  • Day9

    Þingvellir National Park

    April 30 in Iceland

    The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland, situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

    I don't know a ton about tectonic plates, but I was once again in awe.

    The first photo is cool. In fact I made it my wallpaper on my phone already.

    Last photo in this group of 6 was just funny. Beware of scuba divers! Lol ... seriously though, people do scuba here she. It's nice outside.Read more

  • Day7

    Thingvellir National Park

    September 27 in Iceland

    First stop was the Thingvellir National Park and Almannagjá. The length of the Almannagjá gorge is eight kilometers and one of the interesting places where you can see tectonic plates drift apart.

  • Day17

    Im Pingvellir-Nationalpark unterwegs

    June 13, 2017 in Iceland

    Irgendwo mussten wir ja mit dem "Golden Circle" beginnen und Pingvellir lag auf unserer Route 😏
    Eine große Schluchtlandschaft um den riesigen Pingvallavatn-See.
    Sehr schön und als wir durchgewandert sind relativ touristenarm...
    Aber für heute genug des Sighseeings. Wir relaxen jetzt mal 😉

  • Day2

    þingvellir

    October 26, 2016 in Iceland

    All the photos you see on our trip are taken on Rob's phone. Both the photos you see taken here have a rainbow in them which appeared as we arrived and when we left it was still there. This is what marked our visit to where two Continental Plates are moving apart. You could see the end of the rainbow so close to us you could almost see the pot of gold. Of course, the reason the rainbow persisted was the fine mist of rain sweeping across the site, driven by a strong wind of the relentless kind.

    This didn't stop us, though it tried, and we think we got some really good photos. It's a fascinating place even when it's wet and windy. But there was sun too, and this is what made it for us.
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