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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Icelandic Horses!

Poor Jose decided not to go on this fantastic adventure but Mrs. Cassette and I were very excited and a little nervous about the prospect of riding these special horses. After saying goodbye to Jose at the hotel, Mrs. Cassette and I boarded a small van to travel to a near by farm. Once at […]

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We arrived Egilsstaðir, our destination for the night, early enough to enjoy horseback riding. Although it sounded fun I decided to stay behind to get rest while Mrs. Cassette and Mrs. Freyer went. For more on their adventure, see the next post. While they were gone I learned some interesting information about this area. There […]

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Exploring Reyðarfjörður

The towns along the eastern fjord are far and few between. We made a short stop in Reyðarfjörður. From the early 20th century, Reyðarfjörður was a trading port, as well as a fishing port. However it became the second largest of the Allied bases in Iceland during World War II because of its prime location […]

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Lunch at Petra’s Garden

After viewing the Icelandic pyramid we continued along the eastern fjords making at stop for a picnic lunch in the beautiful gardens of Petra Sveinsdóttir. Petra is actually known for her mineral collection, which is one of the best private collections of rocks and minerals in the world. All through the span of her life, […]

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