Category Archives: Iceland

Trip to Iceland in 2007

Iceland 2007 – Ring Road – Western Iceland

Western Iceland is the land of the Sagas, the folklore that every Icelandic person seems to know in minute detail. We stopped at Eriksstadir, the birthplace of Erik the Red and also the home of Leif Eriksson, the first European … Continue reading

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Iceland 2007 – Ring Road – LAke Myvatn, Akureyri

We thanked her for her hospitality and insight into rural Icelandic life, and drove down the gravel road to Dettifoss, where to our surprise, we came upon a car park that was full of cars and tour buses. Where had … Continue reading

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Iceland 2007 – Ring Road – Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokul, Egilstadir

The weather was still rather cool and damp on the third day that we journeyed east. Our first stop was Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon. This spot made famous in many movies (Die Another Day, Tomb Raider, etc, and the May 2007 … Continue reading

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Iceland 2007 – Ring Road – Pingvillir, Geyser, Skogar, Vik

We got our Toyota Yaris and headed out on the Ring Road to tour the island. The first stop was Pingvellir, the site of the first Parliament and the location of a major rift in the landscape. The wet weather … Continue reading

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Iceland 2007 – Reykjavik

Following last year’s great Yukon adventure, we decided that we were going to drive the Dempster Highway this year in order to experience 24 hours of daylight. However, work schedules resulted in the trip having to be taken in June, … Continue reading

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