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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


Go­afoss


J÷kulsßrglj˙fur National Park - ┴sbyrgi Canyon


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


Hafragilsfoss


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

    Credits:
  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