Thursday, August 24, 2006

Reykholt to Hella

First, a quick stop at Barnafoss.

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Then on to the mountain road, across the barren lava fields near Langjökull.

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Reaching Þingvellir, ancient home of the Alþing.

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On to more hot springs by the lake at Laugarvatn, this time feeding a steam room.

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Another waterfall at Gullfoss.

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Last stop was at Geysir, to watch the reliable Strokkur do its thing. I mostly take landscape pictures, so I think this is the first time I've ever used the motordrive on this camera.

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Ended the day at a "hotel" in Hella, which had the smallest rooms ever encountered. A twin room had two beds…end to end, with about as much space again next to them, in between walls made of plywood.

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