Monthly Archives: September 2012

Iceland: Skógafoss

Finally, we bid farewell to the Jökulsárlón.  That was a big check on the ol’ bucket list.  Feeling somewhat exhilarated, we started our drive back to Selfoss.  We left ourselves a very nice stop for the trip back:  Skógar.  We … Continue reading

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Iceland: The Jökull (Our cruise on the Jökulsárlón)

Fortified by our delicious and varied breakfast at Hotel Halí, we packed up the car and prepared for another long day of driving.  First on the itinerary was a final stop at the Jökulsárlón.  We were determined to get out … Continue reading

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Iceland: Photos of the Jökulsárlón

The Jökulsárlón was an incredible sight when we first encountered it, but the skies were overcast and gray on that first visit and I was anxious to see it in sunlight.  After our lovely dinner at Halí, Holly volunteered to get … Continue reading

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Iceland: Halí Country Hotel

  After a lovely wander about the shores of the Jökulsárlón, we headed just a few more miles to the east, to our hotel at the Halí farm.   There are a couple of hotels here, in this very small … Continue reading

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Iceland: Jökulsárlón

We had two sleeping children in the backseat when we arrived at our day’s destination:  the Jökulsárlón.  Good thing, too, because there were words out of my mouth that I was glad the kids didn’t hear. Brad took tons of … Continue reading

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Iceland: Crossing the Mýrdalssandur

A large area on Iceland’s southern coast is taken up with a vast desert-like plain of black volcanic sand.  This, the Mýrdalssandur, is where material from the Mýrdalsjökull glacier has been deposited.  It is also where the water from said glacier flows … Continue reading

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Iceland: Laufskálavardða

We had a long stop at Vík, where we wandered those beautiful black sands.  We also visited the wool shop there and bought a few sweaters…but then we were back on the road again. It was windy all over, and … Continue reading

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