Iceland Part One

I meant to have a post last week, but with getting back from Iceland and getting back into work, it didn’t happen.  But!  I’ll have two posts with my photos, and then we’ll get back to regularly scheduled, historical blog posts.  Anything else will (hopefully) be supplementary, not taking the place of posts like it’s become much much too often.

Here’s from the first part of the trip, Reykjavik and various other places in the south.  Part 2 will be in the north.

The famous Viking boat sculpture in the Reykjavik harbor.

Statue of Jón Sigurðsson, across from the Alþing.

Hallgrimskirkja from the back/side.  The main church in Reykjavik.

In the sculpture garden at the Einar Jónsson Museum, with Hallgrimskirkja in the background.  This museum was wonderful.  I went to the sculpture garden last time, but didn’t go in; this time we went in and it was really worth it.

Waterfall in Þingvellir, where the first parliament was held and where the North American and European plates are separating.

Þingvellirvatn.

Strokkur.  This is at the same location as Geysir, the first geyser, but Geysir doesn’t go off anymore and Strokkur does regularly.


Gullfoss.

A random waterfall we found on the way to Snæfellsnes.

Icelandic horses.  I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but Icelandic horses are shorter than other horses.  They’re a special breed that is kept isolated.  They also have their own gait that no other horse breed has.


A random beach on Snæfellsnes.

Snæfellsjökull (glacier).

Just some cool rocks and fog on the way north.

I tried to pick a variety of pictures that show how varied Iceland can look.  It’s such a gorgeous country.  Next week – the north!

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