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Our Journey Comes To An End

As we finish reliving our amazing trip to Iceland, we hope you have learned a lot about Iceland and enjoyed it has much as we did! We feel very blessed to have been selected to experience the Natural Wonders of Iceland. We would like to dedicate this blog to our amazing travelmates. Each one shined […]

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For our final day in Reykjavik, Mrs. Freyer and I went our separate ways. Since Mrs. Freyer loves history she decided to visit as many museums listed on her “Top 10 Museums in Reykjavik” list as she possibly could. I, on the other hand, was looking for a little more adventure. I decided to join […]

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Relaxing in Reykjavik

After a long journey, we were all ready for some rest and relaxation. The best place for this was at The Blue Lagoon, a must-see in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is located in the middle of a lava field and its superheated water is supplied by a nearby geothermal plant. Many people gather here to […]

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Day 8 Borgarnes to Reykjavik

Today we got to see a lot of interesting sites. The first was a place called Deildartunguhver Thermal Springs. The name means Gusher Hot-water.  We got to actually touch water that had been heated by underground volcanoes. We stood in the steam and basked in the warmth. The water was extremely hot but beautiful to […]

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Today was one of my favorite days because I got to see how Icelanders lived almost 300 years ago. We visited a sod house farm called Glaumbaer that was built between the 1750’s and 1850’s and remained in use until the early 1900’s. Link to Glaumbaer Did you know that everyone who worked at the farm […]

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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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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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