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Whaling in Iceland – Part 2(5) – High Quality version (HQ), commercial hunting of whales

www.photoshow.org Please support this channel and Subscribe!!! Thank you for watching! High Quality version – Commercial Whaling in Iceland Pictures: www.photoshow.org Part 2 of 5: Video showing the landing and processing of the first whale that was caught Commercially for 21 years in Iceland on October 22. 2006. The whale was harpooned the day before. the Video is split into 5 segments.
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Landmannalaugar is a famous volcanic region is central Iceland. This region is full of geothermal activity, hot pools, volcanic peaks and by its magnific colorful rhyolitic mountains. There is a small hut where you can sleep and cook, but you have to bring the food with you. Landmannalaugar is a very remote place (you can go by car, only with specially-adapted vehicles). It stays about 5 hours from Reykjavik. You will travel through lunar-like landscapes to get there, particularly close to Hekla or Eldgja. Close to the hut, stays the colorful valley of Jokulgil with many very hot (volcanic) and very cold (melting ice) pools. When the water mixes, you can swim although its a pleasant but strange mix of hot and cold currents. Here you find one black-greyish volcano, Blahnukur, with plenty of ash in its slopes. About one hour from the hut, lies Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain and volcano in Iceland, with red, yellowish, grey and green colors. Even blue rocks you can find! You will cross a large lava field from its last eruption 500 years ago. And you will find a few craters full of sulphur vapours. In this place, you can climb and hike a lot, but the weather can be tricky and the trails risky. One of the major and famous trails leads to Thorsmork, 50km to the south, and it takes 3-4 days. Be careful when crossing the glacial rivers, it feels very close to your legs nd they change current fast. You also find a swamp place close to Brennisteinsalda with

ICELAND: A Drive Through the Southwest

Recorded September 6, 2008. The Republic of Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of about 320000 and a total area of 103000 kilometers. Located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature. Unlike neighbouring Greenland, Iceland is considered to be a part of Europe, not of North America, though geologically the island is not part of either of the continental plates. This video was shot entirely from behind a bus window as we drove around the beautiful icelandic landscape in the southwest part of the country. From: timvp.com
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Volcano in Iceland. Drive to the eruption

We drove up Myrdalsjokull glacier, on the south coast of Iceland, to the volcano at Fimmvorduhals. A spectacular display of the raw power of nature. For this trip we used well equipped 500 horsepower Dodge Ram diesel boasting 49″ tires among other goodies. The music is by Pete Tosh, Ka Da TA Eftirmiðdaginn 29. mars 2010 ókum við upp Sólheimajökul og svo til vesturs að Fimmvörðuhálsi. Náðum gosinu í ljósaskiptunum. Hraunáin niður í Hrunagil er stórkostleg og á einni klukkustund gjörbreyttist hún í nokkurs konar flúðir. Ferðin var farin á Dodge Ram 2500, vel útbúnum til jöklaferða (sem er meira en hægt var að segja um marga ferðamennina á jöklinum, því miður).