Short Break to Iceland

By: WurzelDave , 7:09 PM GMT on June 09, 2010

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Between the 27th - 31st May i went to Iceland, once again staying in the city of Reykjavik.
As with the ice hotel the holiday company i traveled with was Discover the World.
During my stay i (as usual) had evening strolls round Reykjavik & day tours to other parts of Iceland during the day.
On one of the day tours we went to the south of Iceland, on the way we encountered a wind blown ash 'storm' (volcanic ash lying on the ground whipped up by the wind), visiblity at times went to zero but managed to take some photos thru the bus window.
The Eyjafjallajokull volcano had stopped erupting during my stay but i did get a good look at the ash on the ground at the village of Vik, Skogar & the nearby waterfall of Skogafoss even bringing back some ash in camera film pots.

My best day had to be the day i had the superjeep tour, the day was largly sunny getting up to 23c the main reason being i actually got a ride in a superjeep.
We even went up a glacier in it.
If you like scenery, vibrant cities (Reykjavik), culture, history then Iceland is for you!

Sun Voyager (WurzelDave)
The viking longboat sculpture, taken with the CPL filter removed reversed & held up to the camera.
Sun Voyager

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2. PcolaDan
3:43 AM GMT on June 10, 2010
Love the pictures of Iceland. Was there for a short while a few years back, in the Keflavík to Reykjavík area. My blog started with some pictures of Iceland and a link to more, and evolved into a volcano blog. I loved the austere beauty of Iceland and wish I had more time while I was there, but alas, I was there for work. I do hope to return one day.
As it is, I will be in the Hampshire area next month, just down the road from you so to speak. :)
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1. twhcracker
7:14 PM GMT on June 09, 2010
did you see any horses? I have two icelandic horses.
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I live in the county of Somerset (famous for scrumpy cider & The Wurzels), which is in the South West (or West if you prefer) of England.