/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/002_Seydisfjordur.jpg We arrived in ├Źsland before sunrise. 34 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/003_South East Iceland.jpg We were able to meet a nice couple from the ship and get a ride across the entire country! 42 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/004_Nina and Jonathan.jpg We took the southern road and got to stop many times at many of the amazing spots we passed. 73 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/007_South East Iceland melting hills.jpg Iceland was covered with stunningly dynamic landscape. These volcanic valleys were the first we saw. 54 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/020_South East Iceland Rainbow Coast.jpg Crystal clear rainbows were a common part of this enchanted country. 71 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/027_Glacier Water.jpg A glacier covers 1/3 of Iceland. These are pictures of pieces breaking off into the ocean. 54 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/036_Hveragerdi Hike.jpg We camped in the town of Hverager├░i and took a beautiful hike into the mountains nearby. We found many hot springs and vowed to return. 69 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/048_Reykjavik Mural.jpg One of many murals in the capitol. 84 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/055_Mathias france.jpg A long-term volunteer from the SEEDS volunteer program we participated in. 51 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/056_Light house.jpg 31 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/064_Coast JC.jpg 51 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/071_4wd Super Monster Truck.jpg They love their monster trucks and hot dogs in Iceland :) 64 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/072_rust.jpg A pole in the NATO military base where our volunteer group was staying. 61 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/131_Geysir.jpg The location of the original "geyser" in Haukadalur (from which others derived their name). 47 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/133_Thingvellir.jpg ├×ingvellir - an enchanted valley and birthplace of Icelandic democracy in 930 AD. 87 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/145_Dead Dolphin.jpg A beached dolphin we tried to save, washed ashore the next day several miles down the coast. Is it a coincidence that there was a cemetery located exactly there on the coast? 68 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/147_Hveragerdi Hike 2.jpg We returned to the mountains near Hveragerdi with Desmond from SEEDS. Spent the night up in a free forestry cabin and enjoyed the valley. 52 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/161_Hot River Nina.jpg Hot-spring fed river... one could move up and down the river to find the desired temperature. Outside it was just above freezing. 59 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/185_First Snow.jpg October 1st it began snowing. 84 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/188_Baby Snow.jpg Staying with our CouchSurfing.com hosts (Andrea and Unnar), we learned about an Icelandic tradition -- put the baby in the snow. See next picture for a better idea of the landscape there on the base. 93 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/194_Holmavik Nina Hitchhike.jpg We decided to head out into the unknown with what was to be a 3-day journey up to ├Źsafj├Âr├░ur in the Westfjords (Vestfir├░ir) and a 2.5 week adventure. 68 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/198_Holmavik Hitchhike Jonathan.jpg It was remote... real remote. 74 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/219_Isafjordur Fridrik.jpg Fridrik was a guitar teacher there in Isafjordur who graciously invited us to stay in his living room. We cooked each night and explored the nearby mountains and small villages. 81 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/235_Isafjordur Northern Lights.jpg My first good glimpse of the aurora borealis. 22 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/272_Stykkisholmur Sunset.jpg We continued traveling south from the westfjords south with a ferry to Snaefellsnes. 31 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/284_Snaefellsnes.jpg Little, magical beings lived in these hills. 80 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/294_Snaefellsnes Coast.jpg For days we walked through this landscape... tried to hitchhike, but were rarely picked up. 39 KB  
/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/295_Snaefellsnes Ogres.jpg Ogres turned to stone because they were still out at sunrise. 66 KB  
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/pics/2008/2008-10-20_Iceland/314_Snaefellsnes Nina Bridge.jpg I had Nina test it out to make sure it wouldn't break. 57 KB  
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