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2007 Iceland

Note for pronunciation
š is called eth and is pronounced as in "this"
ž is called thorn and is pronounced as in "thin"
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Once again we write "Holiday XXXX <insert placename here>" in memory of my Dad who did this when I was a kid

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The Icelandic flag over a cemetery at Strandarkirkja. Note the good weather ! Strangely the thin houses didn't seem to be tombstones naming who was buried there so I don't yet know what they were for.

Strokkur geyser at Geysir

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This Geyser (called Strokkur)  went off every few minutes

Gulfoss waterfall

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Note the size of the waterfall compared with the people on the rocks to the left

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Another view with a normal size person to the left

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Nearby, Steph met some Icelandic ponies

Keriš

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Keriš is a Volcanic Crater. This was taken with an ultra wide angle lens which makes it appear smaller than it really is, see the coaches on the left

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Steph and I hiked down to the bottom

Žingvellir

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Žingvellir is where the European and American tectonic plates are pulling apart - this is the European side

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This waterfall is on the American side

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It's a fair climb to the top

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All the flat land in the middle has been sinking as the European and American plates pulled apart

Dirohlaey

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This place had black sand, volcanic lava stacks and puffins

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A pile of stones - Icelanders will pild stones on top of each other at beauty spots. The one one the right looks like it needs a bit of help.

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There was a colony of puffins here. They looked very beautiful sitting on the ground, they took off nicely but didn't land so well.

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An arch - it didn't look too safe and no one was walking over it 

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Black sand on the beach

Kleifarvatn

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A beautiful lake surrounded by brown beaches and rock with little plantlife able to survive the climate. Again there were little rock piles on the tops of hills.

More stones

Highway 1 in rush hour

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A beautiful lake that in some respects reminded me of Titan (click picture for full size)

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It was still light at midnight even though the sun was below the horizon

Hveragerši

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The village of Hveragerši from route 1, our hotel Ork is the big white building with the blue roof to the right of the picture

Reykjavik

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Cathedral outside

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Cathedral inside

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A panorama from the top of the cathedral (click picture to make bigger)

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A view of the domestic airport showing the same plane 7 times (click picture to make bigger)

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A revolving restaurant

Skógafoss

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Skógafoss

Mżrdalsjökull

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It was too cold and wet to do anything this day

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A solar panel but I couldn't see what it powered2

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In Iceland the telephone books are listed alphabetically by first name as most people are named <first name> <father's first name>then <son> or <dottir>

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