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The Magic of Iceland - Aug 10-22, 2003

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Day 1-4 | Day 5-7 | Day 8-10 | Day 11-13 | Iceland Tour Route Map

Trip Itinerary:
Day 	Date	Hotel - Location			Sights/Comments				
5	14	Hˇtel Edda - Stˇrutjarnir		Emigration Museum in Hofsˇs; herring town Siglufj÷r­ur
6	15	Hˇtel Edda - Stˇrutjarnir		H˙savÝk, Go­afoss, Dettifoss and Lake Mřvatn region
7	16	Hˇtel Blanda				Get tree-plants at Akureyri; botanical Gardens; restored turf farm

Day 5 - Emigration Museum in Hofsˇs

Troll and Bjarni near museum.

Road side sheep

Herring town Siglufj÷r­ur

Siglufj÷r­ur harbor. In past years (pre-1968) 100's of boats were here.

Herring packing exhibition #1

Herring packing exhibition #2

Herring packing exhibition #3

Relaxation after Herring packing exhibition

Stop along the road to Ëlafsfj÷r­ur

Stop along the road to Ëlafsfj÷r­ur #2

Downtown view from Akureyri church

Pedestrian stairs and waterfalls

Day 6 - Go­afoss panorama


J÷kulsßrglj˙fur National Park - ┴sbyrgi Canyon

J÷kulsßrglj˙fur National Park - ┴sbyrgi Canyon #2


Road to Hafragilsfoss

Dettifoss - Europe's most powerful (by volume of water)

Hverar÷nd (Devil's Kitchen) Quick Time Movie (2.1MB) (download to desktop if link doesn't work)

Hverar÷nd (Devil's Kitchen) - Lake Mřvatn region

Hverar÷nd (Devil's Kitchen) #2

Manual panorama of VÝti crater near Mt. Krafla (I didn't overlap the pictures!)

Power Plant below VÝti crater

Lake Mřvatn region

Fissure crack near Mřvatn

Dimmuborgir lava formations

Day 7 - "A luxurious privately owned lodge in the valley Fnjˇskadalur" - NOT!. Cramming 10 people into a house with one bath room and no phone. 5 people were moved to Hˇtel Edda - Stˇrutjarnir after a lot of flailing...

Getting tree plants at Akureyri nursery

Akureyri nursery #2

Looking back to Akureyri

Looking back to Akureyri panorama

Akureyri Botanical Gardens Collage

'Sleeping Giant' formation on road to H˙savÝk

Restored turf farm at GlaumbŠr

GlaumbŠr collage w/ map

Icelandic Horses

After about 5 years, all horses are marked. First digit is year (1990), second is farm, third and fourth are 'serial number'

Icelandic Horses #2

Blanda River as it empties into sea. Salmon Fishing on this river can run in excess of $1000 USD per day!

Post rain showers rainbow at Hˇtel Blanda

Sunset from Hˇtel Blanda shoreline

Day 1-4 | Day 5-7 | Day 8-10 | Day 11-13

  1. U.O.N., Olympus C-740 UltraZoom Digital Photography by William F. Smith (3.2 MP, 2048x1536, 10X optical 38-380mm)

Last Update 3-Sep-03