Saturday, September 13, 2008

Iceland




Iceland is like no other place we visited. Its landscapes are breathtaking.



The fact that geothermal energy provides most space heating and a significant amount of electricity generation is a hint that this is an unusual place.



We took an eight hour bus excursion around the "golden circle" from ReykjavĂ­k.



Apart from the stark volcanic landscape we saw the Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss, and erupting hot spings at the Geysir geothermal area, before visiting the rift valley at Thingvellir.




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At Thingvellir the valley floor is subsiding because the North American tetonic plate is pulling away from the European plate. Our bus took just a minute or two to travel from Europe to North America.














2 comments:

Lyndal and Nick said...

It must have been tricky to pick your favourite photos of Iceland! They were all amazing.
I'm glad you are still updating the blog, I will miss it when you stop!
Love Lyndal

Richard said...

Great photos. Iceland looks like a spectacular place to visit.Glad you had good weather.looking forard to seeing more of your photos.
Love Janelle