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Jul 25, 2017 - Akureyri & Husavik

A truly highlight day!!! Lake Myvatn is at the center of one of the most geologically active and stunningly beautiful areas in Iceland. Bubbling mud pools, volcanic craters, newborn lava fields and grassy shoals teeming with waterfowl are among the many attractions of the area. One of the most bizarre attractions in the region is the mud pits of Haverarond, which literally boil from the heat. Vibrant colors, steaming fumaroles, and the stingy smell of sulfur fills the air. Far cooler are the waters of Viti, which fill its explosive crater...

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Aug 28, 2016 - A Rest Day and a Whale of a Day!- Days 8 and 9

Day 8, Fri, Aug 26, was a "catch your breath" day, which was greatly needed after the pace we had been keeping. It was also the only day of our trip that it rained all day. Perfect for a rest day! In the morning we had a lecture on the geology of Iceland; in the afternoon a lecture of flora and birds. The itinerary said the remainder of the day was for "independent exploration to see and do what interests you most." What interested me most was reading and a nap in my hotel room! There was planned entertainment in the evening but I chose to...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Godafoss & Lake Myvatn

The day started with a visit to Godafoss, the waterfall of the the gods, named after the Viking pagan gods. From there we headed to Lake Myvatn, an area with an enormous amount of geothermal energy. The area at Hverir was a field of bubbling mud pots, small geysers, and steam vents. Nearby the geothermal power plant at Kraffla was the first such plant in Iceland. Then it was on to Husavik for an evening whale watching cruise where we saw several humpback whales while cruising in the cold Arctic Ocean.

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Aug 18, 2014 - Crossing the Denmark Strait to Husavik, Iceland

Husavik (66º03’N, 17º21W), Grundarfjordur (64º56’N, 23º15’W), and Reykjavik (64º08’N, 21º56’W) It took our ship, Le Boreal, a day and a half to cross the Denmark Strait from Greenland to Iceland. We rolled a bit, but not uncomfortably so, and we saw the occasional sea bird. Geologically, this strait bridges two continental plates, with the ancient, 950 million-years old rocks of Greenland on the North American side and, on the other side, the Eurasian plate constantly straining eastward. Sixty-five million years ago, a hot spot erupted into...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Husavik

Der noerdlichste Punkt unserer Weltreise, 11km vom Polarkreis entfernt und dementsprechend kalt, auch bei Traumwetter. Das ehemalige Walfangzentrum Islands dient heute der friedlichen Beobachtung der sanften Riesen, zumindest fast -denn der japanische Tsunami und die damit einhergehende Katastrophe von Fukushima hatte Auswirkungen auf den islaendischen Walfang, welcher Wale fuer japanische Kundschaft erlegt. So fuhr im Jahr 2011 noch kein Walfaenger aus dem Hafen -eine gute Nachricht fuer die intelligenten Saeugetiere. EIn sehr gut...

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Aug 11, 2010 - Myvatn to Husavik

First let us thank you for the messages which you have been leaving for us. We look forward to them as much as some of you look forward to our daily update. It’s nice to keep in touch with “home”. Last night we decided that we wanted to go on a sailing tour today to see whales and puffins versus just a whale watching tour. So it was early breakfast. The breakfast was fantastic – the best we have had so far. No bacon and eggs yet, but certainly a great selection of yoghurt, cottage cheese, breads, cereals and homemade jams! One of the breads...

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