Monthly Archives: August 2012

Iceland: Seljalandsfoss

On our third full day in Iceland, we packed a bag, jumped into the car, and started to drive east on Route 1, the Ring Road, toward Vik and the southeastern corner of the country. Our first stop:  Seljalandsfoss.       Seljalandfoss … Continue reading

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Iceland: Þingvellir

July 7, 2012 From Geysir and Gulfoss we headed southwest toward Þingvellir National Park.  There was ample dramatic and beautiful scenery along the way. Lake Þingvallavatn is quiet, brooding, and beautiful in the gloom and mist. Þingvellir National Park is extremely important … Continue reading

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Iceland: Geysir

July 7, 2012 From Wikipedia: Geysir (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈceːisɪr̥]), sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is a geyser in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans.[citation needed] The English word geyser (a spouting hot spring) derives from Geysir. The name … Continue reading

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Iceland: Gulfoss

July 7, 2012 Gulfoss is located on the Biskupstungnabraut (35) at the end of the paved section.  Although we didn’t drive beyond it, my understanding is that it becomes an “F” road shortly after the falls, in which case a … Continue reading

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Iceland: Kerið

July 7, 2012 Our second full day in Iceland was our day for the biggies:  Geysir, Gulfoss, and þingvellir.  The route we would take makes up most of the Golden Circle, a name given to the tourist route through these … Continue reading

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Iceland: Þingborg Ullarverkstæði

On our way home to Selfoss from Eyrarbakki, we discovered this amazing place. Þingborg (pronounced Thingborg) is a wool lover’s paradise.  It is an old house repurposed as a shop and workshop and a place for wool processing.  It is just a few … Continue reading

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Iceland: Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki was a hugely important fishing town and harbour for the South coast of Iceland for centuries.  Today it is a quiet, quaint, sleepy coastal town with a destination restaurant and two great museums. What’s not to love?! Our main … Continue reading

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Iceland: Stokkseyri

After getting ourselves adequately provisioned for the next few days, we piled into the car (with recently purchased snacks) and headed for the nearby coastal towns of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki.  These historic fishing towns were recommended to us by Hrefna, … Continue reading

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Iceland: Stocking up in Selfoss

July 6, 2012 On our first morning in Iceland, we awoke (bright and early!) to a beautiful sunny day.  We couldn’t remember when we’d had such a good night’s sleep.  (Well, a certain someone claimed that I made loud snore-like noises during … Continue reading

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Iceland: Glasgow to Keflavik and on to Selfoss

July 5, 2012 We were very, and I mean VERY excited to visit Iceland again on our way back to the USA from Scotland.  Even after growing quite weary of living out of a couple of suitcases and being constantly … Continue reading

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