Day 4—Thursday, May 14: Reykjavik, Iceland

IMG_3730 A full day of private sightseeing part of our group made a visit to the famous Geyser hot spring area with numerous hot springs and geysers – one of them erupts every few minutes; take a look at the magnificent waterfall Gullfoss; visit the volcanic crater Kerid and the greenhouse village Hveragerdi; drive across Ljabakkavegur Pass to the Thingvellir National Park, a unique place of beauty, with its interesting geology and history; then across Mosfelsheildi Health to Reykjavik.

IMG_0173 IMG_0174 IMG_0175 IMG_0176

The day started with the whole group going to the Blue Lagoon. Tom and I traveled with another couple to the western side of Iceland—up to the Langjokull Glacier (at top we experienced a total white-out). Next stop was Hraunfossar Barnafoss where the water actually filters through the lava rock cliffs and falls into the river. The Deildartunguhver Hot Springs (100 C) which sends heat to three towns…always hot water available!

IMG_0185
Langjokull Glacier…in a white-out.

IMG_0189

IMG_0186
Driver took us to the Glacier….into a blizzard, little to see.

IMG_0198 IMG_0192 IMG_0196

IMG_0314
Ready to taste the local brew!
IMG_0320
Puffin for dinner……by choice.

3 thoughts on “Day 4—Thursday, May 14: Reykjavik, Iceland

  1. dgovoni says:

    After reading your blog with the Iceland names. I can now hard it must be for local kids to study for a spelling test!

    Nancy

    Like

  2. dgovoni says:

    Please excuse it should read:

    After reading your blog, I can now imagine how hard it must be for local kids to study for a spelling test!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s