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Aug 24, 2016 - Borgarfjordur Region - Day 5

A loooooonnnnnng day of sightseeing...... First stop....Snorrastofa, a cultural and historical center at Reykholt, where we attended a lecture "Snorri Sturluson, Middle Ages & Struggle for Independence." Sturluson was a famous writer, scholar and chieftain of the 13th century. Next....A wonderful walk in perfect weather on trails around Hraunfossar (Lava Falls) and a short path to Barnafoss. See photos! Lunch at Fossatun Country Hotel overlooking Troll Falls on the Grimsa River. After lunch: Deildartunguhver - the highest flow hot spring in...

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May 30, 2015 - Give us this day our daily waterfall

Bogarnes, Iceland Although we traveled through it, today it did not snow on us! We had all the rest of the weather gamut. It would not be Iceland without the constantly changing weather. We spent the day in Snæfellsjökull National Park. The park includes many well-known sites including the Snæfellsjökull Glacier. The glacier lies on top of a volcano and is at the center of the park. Its peak is 4745' and on a clear day it can be seen from Reykjavik about 124 miles away. Today, of course, was not a clear day. Like many other volcanoes in...

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May 29, 2015 - Fox hunting

Bogarnes, Iceland Today we added another component to our weather – fog. Naturally we still kept snow (very light today), sunshine, clouds, rain and, of course, wind (although not of the gale-force variety today). We had stayed last night on the edge of a fjord so there was grass, milder slopes, and habitation. We gave all that up as we headed over a mountain range. We drove through mountains with very heavy fresh snow cover, lava beds, desert-looking landscape,land with no inhabitants or agriculture, heavy fog and light snow. Nonetheless,...

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Sep 15, 2011 - Borgarnes

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Borgarnes is the centre of commerce for much of the western part of Iceland. It exists primarily to supply services to farms in the region, to the owners of summerhouses along the coast and to people travelling between Reykjavik and Akureyri. To reach Borgarnes, drivers usually pass through a 5.8km-long tunnel under a fjord and then cross the second longest bridge in Iceland. KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We didn’t give the town more than a cursory glance, but carried on along the highway for another kilometre watching for the sign...

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