Iceland is a land of contrasts: Fire and Ice, Waterfalls and Rainbows, Evil Lava and Delicate Moss, Violent Eruptions and Jagged Lava Flows, Smooth Glaciers and Deep Crevasses, Gentle Rivers and Big Rapids, Fissures and Lagoons opening up inside your house, Mid-Atlantic Rift, NO TREES! Icelandic horses, Iceland Lobsters are the best I ever tasted - small, soft, sweet and delicious!!! Hmmm GOOD!!
We really lucked out with the weather in Iceland, especially since the forecast was awful. But it turned 180 degrees and we had cool sunny weather with clear skies for 3 full days. We were able to drive up to the volcano (take a look at some of Tom’s videos) and we saw the Northern Lights 2 nights in a row.
I’ve posted my highlight pictures with a few comments on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=54300&id=1025908296&l=a40dccb199
Tom has posted all our pictures and videos here: http://tomtrowbridge.com/
Here are some of the highlights:
The Aurora Borealis
The Blue Lagoon with silica mud
Geysir going off
Mount Hekla, the entrance to HELL!!
Mid-Atlantic Rift, dividing Europe and America.
In Iceland you can walk through it! Amazing.
Skogar Waterfall with rainbow
Volcanic eruption steam cloud
Searching for the eruption in specially equipped Land Rover
Lava on the glacier from the eruption
Building a new mountain
Driving back across the glacier
Islandic Lobster dinner at the Seafood Cellar