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Tobegoesiceland’s photos around Úthlíð, Iceland

Preview of Tobegoesiceland’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Úþlíð, Iceland Entry Title: “Field Trip 3./4. Tag” Entry: “die letzten tage waren nicht weniger spannend, auch wenn die ganze busfahrerei, wanderei und staunerei an den kräften zerrte. hauptziel des dritten tages war landmannalaugar. ein gebiet dessen berge meist aus rhyolit bestehen, was für island eher untypisch ist. hier zeigte sich ein sehr hübsches farbenspiel des verwitterten gesteins. die weichen farbtöne von gelb, rot und braun vermischten sich aus der ferne zu einer surreal wirkenden landschaft. (siehe bilder) am fuße eines erkalteten lavastroms lag unsere hütte welche sich direkt in der nähe eines natürlichen hot pots befand. so ließen wir bei 40° heißer wassertemperatur und sternenklarem himmel den abend ausklingen, das hat schon was. es ist weiterhin zu bemerken das ein sternenhimmel in dieser gegend nicht mit unserem verglichen werden kann. Man multipliziere die anzahl der sterne und sternschnuppen mit 10. bis auf einen zwischenstop bei den geysiren verbrachten wir den letzten tag hauptsächlich im bus. wir befanden uns schon relativ zentral in der pampa, abseits von jeder asphaltierten straße, und wollten abends in reykjavik ankommen. netter trip! bald mehr.” Read and see more at: www.travelpod.com Photos from this trip: 1. “. + 4. Tag” 2. “Landmannalaugar” 3

“Bergsteigen” Tobegoesiceland’s photos around Þingeyri, Iceland

Preview of Tobegoesiceland’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Þingeyri, Iceland Entry Title: “Bergsteigen” Entry: “so, das wochenende wird, wie schon erwähnt, unter anderem zum wandern genutzt und wie so eine wanderroute hier in den westfjörden aussehen kann sollen euch die nächsten bilder zeigen. wir haben uns von siggi (unserem hotelbesitzer) zu einem fjörd nähe þingeyri fahren lassen um von dort aus unsere reise zu starten. vor uns lagen ca. 16km fußmarsch und 1km höhendifferenz. ganze 4h dauerte der aufstieg, aber die aussicht auf dem gipfel war grandios und somit hatte sich jeder meter gelohnt.” Read and see more at: www.travelpod.com Photos from this trip: 1. “Immernoch auf dem Hinweg” 2. “Blick auf den Fjörd” 3. “Die bisher zurückgelegte Strecke” 4. “Der Gipfel in Sicht…” 5. “Nachbarfjörd” 6. “Auf dem Gipfel” 7. “Auf dem Gipfel II” 8. “Auf dem Gipfel III” 9. “Michi auf dem Gipfel” 10. “Auf dem Rückweg” 11. “Rückweg” See this TripWow and more at tripwow.tripadvisor.com

“Hot rocks and puffins” Ahartry’s photos around Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Preview of Ahartry’s blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland Entry Title: “Hot rocks and puffins” Entry: “Slept in a bit. Spent morning doing email — I keep not sleeping well because I’m worried about work and everything I’ve been neglecting with projects there. But it’s too nice of a day to worry about it. So, we departed the hotel and headed for the ferry to the Westerman Islands — which are noted for their golf, their birdlife, and for the 1973 volcanic eruption that nearly eliminated the town and closed off the harbor. Since the town is now the biggest fishing port (and producer of a large proportion of Iceland’s exports), the end of the harbor would have spelled disaster for its inhabitants. Since we don’t golf and have only a passing interest in bird-watching, we intended to focus on the eruption remains. We had no difficulty getting ferry (or “Trebeck”) tickets, or seats in the lounge upstairs … but after the ferry departed, we decided to go outside to watch our approach to the islands. (It was, I should note, a short half-hour and very easy trip over. No seas at all…). As we neared the islands, we started to scare up the sealife. Most amusing were the puffins: they shot out the water looking very much like penguins … except that the puffins would then begin to fly. Pulling into the harbor, we could see where
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“Reykjavik City Tour” Wareameye’s photos around Reykjavík, Iceland

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Wareameye titled “Reykjavik City Tour”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Wareameye’s travel blog entry: “Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Reykjavik City Tour Dear Readers: The rest of the group arrives on time this morning, with no luggage hassles, and make it to the hotel by 8am for breakfast before our city tour. We have a woman guide who was born and raised here in Reykjavik, and takes us to the most interesting parts of the city. One of our first stops is close to the hotel. It is the home/studio of one of Iceland’s most famous sculptors, Asmundur Sveinsson, who lived from 1893 – 1982. An unusual structure, it is surrounded by many of his works which were inspired by Iceland’s fantastic sagas and folklore. Down by the waterfront, we grab a group photo by the Viking ship sculpture several of us visited at sunset last night. Another stop is at the house where Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev met in 1986. That meeting is regarded by historians as the beginning of the end of the Cold War. The iconic symbol of Reykjavik, the Lutheran Church with the tall spire, is undergoing renovation, but we go to the top for good views over the city. Even better views are available from the “Pearl,” which is a domed restaurant sitting on top of the city’s huge tanks of water heated by geothermal activity. Our brief orientation tour also includes visits to the harbor to see the whaling ships which

“Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure” Tiresidedown’s photos around Reykjavík, Iceland

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Reykjavík, Iceland by TravelPod blogger Tiresidedown titled “Golden Circle Tour – My Iceland adventure”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Tiresidedown’s travel blog entry: “A few months ago, I took a trip to Iceland with my business partner. Though he used to live there and has traveled to Reykjavik many times, the trip was my first. Indeed, it was my first international flight at all. Getting to Reykjavik from San Diego was a rather long trip in two parts. I generally have patience for flying and the second leg of the trip there was on IcelandAir with handy tv screens for in-flight movies. So, about thirty minutes of iPod audio book, all the magazines in sight, two trips through Skymall, about an hour of fitful half-sleep, a few meals and a few movies, and bam! it’s like you just show up. After we arrived, the time change was an adjustment. It helps if you’re an early sleeper like my friend Dave – I however am more of a night owl and the transition took a few days. The days are still useful days though, and the jet lag is just a by-product of going a significant way around the world. To keep this entry from being my full trip; I’ll skip to the chase! We were downtown and saw the Iceland Travel Market; these guys were great and helped me figure out the best trip for the time, money and interests we had. We packed in three things and did the famous Golden Circle tour. Link to Golden Circle Tour here. Though there
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