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Monthly Archive for October, 2010

Day 3 The Road to Dyrholaey

After visiting Geysir and the surrounding bubbling pits we traveled along Route 1 to Dyrholaey.  Along the road we saw Icelandic horses, grazing sheep, and beautiful scenery. Volcanic eruptions effect every part of life in southern Iceland. The last eruption showered many feet of ash onto the surrounding countryside. In the 1970’s a giganitic eruption […]

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Day 3 The Search Begins

I woke up very excited to start my search for the hidden people of Iceland. I rushed Mrs. Cassette, Mrs. Freyer, and all our bags down to our tour bus. I grabbed the first seat I found then realized that I hadn’t eaten breakfast yet so off the bus we went. After a yummy breakfast of toast, eggs, […]

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Day 3 Gushing Geysers!

After visiting all the waterfalls John took us to visit the amazing Geysir geyser. Did you know that our word for geysers comes from the Icelandic name for the very famous Geysir?! The Great Geysir actully doesn’t erupt as often anymore. In the 1950’s tourists decided to throw large stones into the geyser to see […]

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I was very excited when I learned from John that we were going to visit three waterfalls. Iceland has many waterfalls due to the heavy snowfall in the winter and the melting glaciers during the summer. The first waterfall we visited was small according to John but huge to me! Our bus drive, Magnus, dropped us off on a […]

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After our long airplane trip and then a long morning looking for whales and puffins, I decided to head back to our hotel for a nap. Our hotel, Radisson Blu Saga Hotal, was a 15 minute walk from the old harbor and great exercise after being on a boat for 2 hours. Here is a map of […]

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