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Jun 4, 2018 - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Up early, ate breakfast and caught our tour bus for a tour of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, to the northwest of Reykjavik. It was a really good tour. Our driver/guide was Pieter. Our first stop was at a beach where we saw gray seals, eider ducks, and arctic terns. Our next stop was at Arnarstapi, where we walked along the tops of coastal cliffs of columnar basalt, with nesting colonies of kittiwakes and other birds. We saw a natural stone arch and window and a statue of a giant. This was also our lunch stop—we bought dessert—rhubarb...

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Aug 18, 2010 - Grundarfjördur, Iceland

The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is about the size of the San Francisco Bay area peninsula. Probably the most startling difference is that the population of the Snaefellsnes peninsula is 4000. Our town, Grundarfjördur, is the second largest on the peninsula, with a whopping 1000 folks calling it home. To simply call this peninsula stunningly beautiful is limiting. The nature, in such an scenic natural setting, is beyond our ability to describe. The photo´s we have taken probably will not do the place justice either. The hike from Arnastapi to...

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Sep 5, 2005 - Snaefellsness Peninsula, Iceland

We awoke yesterday to a cloudy morning and left the comforts of our hotel to drive upto the Snaefellsness Peninsula on Iceland's west coast. In the past two days, we have covered most of the periphery of the peninsula that is accessible by a stationwagon (and even a few areas that might have been questionable). The peninsula is incredibly scenic with miles of coastline with rocky cliffs as well as a mountainous interior that includes a glacier. As the high tourist season is over here, we had many of the sites to ourselves which was a nice...

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Sep 12, 2004 - 15 August - Blue Lagoon and Grundarfjordur

In contrast to previous days the sky was heavily overcast. We left fourteen members of the group who had booked for the Southern Countryside tour only. The remaining fifteen set off for Reykjavik where Ingimar walked around with us to show us the places of interest such as the cathedral, parliament buildings, the Halgrim Church. On the way out of the city we saw the building where Reagan met Gorbachov in 1986. Out in the suburbs we visited a folk museum created from an old farm left in place and other buildings brought in from other places....

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