Today’s tour consisted of a 380km (230miles) tour of the Western peninsula with steps along the way at scenic beaches, majestic cliffs and volcanoes and of course, more waterfalls. A beatiful hike along the coast gave us the chance to walk off some calories from the wonderful dinner the night before. Beet cured salmon as… Continue reading Snaefellsnes peninsula
Iceland is not just about waterfalls, rainbows are a close second. Not a Day has gone buy since we got here where we didn’t see a rainbow. May they bring everyone in the group luck and good fortune...
One might wonder how many ways water can fall and here in Iceland, there are thousands. Every one has its own magic andvtoday we added two more to our list. Hraunfossar is a natural miracle as natural springs cascade water drum under the surface down volcanic cliffs int to river. The magic was further… Continue reading Waterfalls continued
After a very restful sleep and a hearty breakfast we hit the road toward the town of Vik. Along the way, we stopped at a waterfall called Skogafoss where we got to climb to the top of the drop. It was quite the climb but totally worth it. For a better view from the top,… Continue reading Waterfalls and scenery that never quits
After a lovely Icelandic dinner comprised of roasted lamb and salmon with dill sauce and potatoes, we took off into the night sky to try to catch the nortern lights. It is a bit like a ghost chase to be honest. Even in sparsely populated Iceland it is a challenge to find a dark spot… Continue reading Chasing the Northern Lights (aurora borealis)
Our adventure continued on from Thingvellir to a greenhouse farm specializing in tomatoes. Ingenious as the icelanders are, this family is using the geothermal forces to grow indoor tomatoes of the "European round" variety, the egg shaped Roma type, as well as the tasty "piccolo" cherry tomato. We toured the facilities before enjoying home made… Continue reading Greenhouses, Geyser and Gullfoss
Our journey today took us out of Reykjavik and east toward the "golden circle". To be truthful it is neither a real circle (more like a bow) and it is an invented title to promote a day trip tour by Iceland tourism. Our first stop was Thingvellir whete the outdoor parliament used to take place… Continue reading Thingvelir – a tale of two plates (tectonic that is)
Blue skies shone upon our arrival in Reykjavik as our last AAA Sojourns international tour gathered here. A first day visit to the blue lagoon for some, while others made their way here. Over the next 7 days, we will discover this magical place with our own eyes witnessing geological wonders and enjoying great Nordic… Continue reading Iceland – here we come