We chartered a cruise to look for the elusive Puffin. Although we did not get to see a Puffin up close -they are surprisingly smaller than expected- we did get to sample some fresh Icelandic seafood.
We stopped at Hveragerði to visit the geothermal park. The park has amazing scenery, exhibits, and allows visitors to take a dip in the warm water from the springs. There are also restaurants that use the geothermal heat to prepare food. Please check out the links on the side for the Hveragerði area and Eat in Iceland websites.
The Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon has spectacular blue icebergs that drift through a channel and into the ocean. The ice can be up to a thousand years old and take up to five years to traverse the lagoon. Please check out the link on the side for more information on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon.
The library in Selfoss was neat. The staff were very nice and helpful, and there were a couple girls in the library that are around the same age as our summer school Icelandic Adventure students.
We stopped by the Lava, Volcano & Earthquake Center to learn more about Iceland. Please check out the link to the Lava Center’s website for more information.
Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls
The Gullfoss waterfall is inspiring! Video does not do it justice.
….and Billy the Bird has his first “encounter” with Iceland. 🙂
Check out the Link section for further explanation of the tectonic plate movement and its impact on Iceland.
The Geothermal Park near Hverasvæðið is a reminder of Iceland’s volcanic activity.
Check out the Link section for further explanation into the geothermal activity on Iceland, and the country’s effective use of the natural resource.
Here is a video of the amazing views Billy The Bird took while traveling along the coast on our way to Selfoss.