S: Astérix et Obélix en Islande
1: ET | EN ISLANDE
4: 1- Thingvellir National Park 2- Gulfoss 3- Geysers- Haukadalur 4- Hvannadalshnúkur 5- Svartifoss- Skaftafell National Park 6- Glacier Lagoon- Jokulsárlón 7- Vik 8- Skógafoss | 9- Black Sand Desert 10- Thórsmork 11- Fimmvorduhals hut 12- Eyjafjallajkull volcano 13- Seljalandsfoss 14- Reykjavik 15- Geothermal River- Hveragerdi 16- Blue Lagoon
6: The Icelandic horse is long-lived and hardy and is the result...
7: ...of ten centuries of natural selection and breeding.
9: Thingvellir National Park | Cracks and faults of the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates.
11: "This particular hot spring will protect you from blindness if you sprinkle a little of it's water on your eyelids"
14: Many miles walked while waiting for an eventual car to drive by.
15: It always worked better when Will hid behind his blond sister, and then appeared last minute!
17: The powerful waterfall was an impressive place to camp.
19: Haukadalur The Geyser Strokkur
24: Hvannadalshnúkur | Waking up at 4:30 am it was not until noon that we reached Iceland's highest peak, lost in the middle of Europe's largest icecap
26: Many hours spent walking across snowfields and glaciers
32: Crossing crevasses.
34: Walking above the clouds
37: Q: Troll or Elf face? | A: Angry Elf Face.
38: Svartifoss (Skaftafell National Park) Strongly pronounced hexagonal basalt columns
42: Trolls & Elves
45: Alaskan Lupine Imported to help fertilize the land as well as to provide an anchor for organic matter.
46: Jokulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
52: Glacial River Bridge
56: Stranded After "Dark"
58: The Coast of Vik According to Icelandic folklore, the formations piercing out of the ocean were trolls who tried to drag their boats out to sea only to be caught by the rising dawn. According to geologists however, they are simply large pillars of basalt rock.
60: Hithhiker-friendly local actor, on his way to Reykjavik for the shooting of a new TV series.
62: Skógafoss 25m wide, 60m drop. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall.
66: A reconstructed village according to the old ways using stone and grass
67: Remains from the old farming days can be found throughout
69: The black sheep get along very well with the white sheep
70: The Black Sand Beach This US Navy aircraft had made an emergency landing during WWII. Local farmers gathered up with tractors and pulled it away from the tide. It has not moved since. Few know other than the locals know of it's existence.
74: The Highlands of Iceland Two day hike from Skógar to Thórsmork
77: Endless masses of volcanic shapes fill the land and tell the story of Iceland's geographical past. Many torrents and water falls flow throughout.
78: Lost in the fog with a French couple on their honeymoon, and unable to find the mountain refuge. Snow falling as fast as the night.
79: Fimmvorduhals hut | And finally it presented itself in the distance, at it's own will.
80: Great company from around the world, the small size of the hut made for a very convivial night.
81: Adventurous Restrooms The urinal is for men AND women both. The toilet is for "solids" only. Once a week, a couple locals ski the buckets of waist down the mountain.
85: Warm Lava Fields From the eruption of the Eyjafjallajkull volcano in 2010 which began here in Fimmvruháls. A year later, the ground is still warm creating intimidating layers of mist rising from it.
91: Getting into the heart of the Highlands, snow in June is not uncommon
95: A ride home in the 4x4 Bus capable of crossing large streams and rocky roads
100: Hveragerdi A geothermal river outside of Reykjavik. This is a common area for local bathers all year long
103: Hallgrimskirkja Lutheran Cathedral named after one of the island's most influential pastors during the Orthodox age. | Statue of Leif Eríkson Icelandic/Norwegian explorer and the first European thought to have landed in North America.
104: Harpa The new concert hall and conference center in Reykjavik.
107: On the road to Blue Lagoon!
108: The Blue Lagoon