Daily Archives: September 10, 2012

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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Iceland: Vík

After our brief stop at Eyjafjallajökull, we continued on to the southern-most town in Iceland:  Vik (Vík í mýrdal).  We approached through lush farm fields and sweeping slopes that serve as pasture for those hardy little Icelandic sheep.  Everywhere are … Continue reading

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