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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Our night in Akureyri

Our resting place for the night was the town of Akureyri. I found out from John that Akureyri has the worlds most northern 18-hole golf course. I bet Father Britt would love to play golf there! Akyreyi is Iceland’s second largest city with 17,000 inhabitants. It sits on a large harbor with the occasional whale […]

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Dettifoss and Mudpots

Next we traveled across the desert to see the amazing waterfall called Dettifoss. Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfall. It sits between the shattered cliffs of Jökulsá canyon and falls more than 45 meters. Do you know how many feet that is? It was beautiful. Next we traveled to a very smelly place called Hverir, Námafjall. Here […]

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We drove to Lake Mývatn where we finally got to eat lunch. Lake Mývatn is a famous place for bird-watching. Hundreds birds love to next near the lake and eat midges (small pesky flies). Lake Mývatn is spring fed and was formed over 4000 years ago after a volcano erupted. Rock formations stick out of […]

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Today was an amazing day! Mrs. Cassette, Mrs. Freyer, and I drove through the sand desert of Mödrudal to see where American astronauts practiced identifying rocks before traveling to the moon. We stopped at Möðrudalur for a morning snack and then traveled on to see the most powerful waterfall in Europe called Dettifoss. Next, we visited bubbling sulfer […]

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