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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