"ICELAND" Iceland by lazyman_1

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The land of Fire and Ice

Iceland is one of the most geologically active places in the world. What that translates into is a country full of natural wonder and staggeringly rugged beauty.

The people of Iceland are equally interesting. Fun loving, friendly, strongly proud of their Icelandic heritage and just a bit eclectic (but in a great way)!!.

If you're considering Iceland as a travel destination I assure you, you won't regret it.

Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city in the world and home to 185 000 of the 300 000 people that reside in Iceland. This was the base for most of our excursions out into the country. Reykjavik has both a distinctive and weathered looking old town as well as a vibrant newly built part of the city.
Reykjavik has an extremly modern feel to it in its architrecture, fasion and atmosphere. Reykjavik is also home to one of the wildest bar scenes around. Prohibition was only lifted in 1989 and Icelanders appear to be making up for lost time

Icelandic Landscape

The landscape in Iceland is some of the most dramatic landscape in the world. There exists thousands of waterfalls including europe's most powerfull, hundreds of volcanoes, 22 still considered highly active, Europes largest glacierand countless other hotsprings, thermal vents bubbling mud pools, and several geysirs.
One is struck with just how little vegetation there is in iceland. Although it is often said, the landscape really does have a lunar look to it. Iceland is most definately one of th most unique and interesting destinations you'll ever encounter.

  • Last visit to Iceland: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2006
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  • Nov 18, 2006 at 9:00 AM

    Great pics and write-ups! I'd never heard of the shark meat before.

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    Jun 30, 2006 at 7:33 AM

    Rotten shark and black death... Yummi!

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    Feb 5, 2006 at 3:49 PM

    Its called Kerid. (The crater with the bluish water)

  • Niekie's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2006 at 4:12 AM

    Excellent page, Adam! Reading your tips really brought it all back to me... sweet memories. Loved your nightlife tip; you are so right!

  • Jan 20, 2006 at 11:29 AM

    Wow! It must have been great to see the geysir! Thank you for sharing. Greetings!

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    Jan 19, 2006 at 9:50 PM

    Nice pics and tips. I'm not sure if will ever be using those pics but just the same i would like to let you know they are nice.

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