Iceland trip, 2004

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Published on November 24, 2008

Author: kirill


Iceland 2004withOlga, Kirill & David : Iceland 2004withOlga, Kirill & David Jul 23 – Aug 15, 2004 Slide 3: July 23-24: T-A – London – Keflavik – Reykjavik (Youth Hostel - YH) Strolling in Reykjavik Icelandic horse riding in Þingvellir July 25: Þingvellir – Laugarvatn – Skálholt – Geysir – Gullfoss – Arnes YH July 26: Stong – Gjain – Hekla – Skogafoss – Vik – Dyrholaey – Vik YH July 27: Skaftafell National Park – Hvoll YH July 28: Kirkjabaejarklaustur – Lakagigar guided tour – Vagnsstaðir YH Slide 4: The Team The photos in this presentation were taken by: Kirill, David (marked by *) and by Olga (marked by ^) Slide 5: Downtown Reykjavik (with Hallgrimskirkja) from Oskjuhlið Slide 6: Another Reykjavik view Slide 8: Fearless riders Slide 9: Abandoned farm wall in Þingvellir Slide 10: Þingvellir – the place of the Alþing (parlament) gathering between 930 and 1798 Slide 11: One of the water-filled cracks created by the movement of the Eurasian and North-American continents Slide 12: Strokkur – near Geysir Slide 13: *Strokkur erupts every 3 minutes to the height of ~30 meters Slide 14: Gullfoss – the golden falls Slide 15: Gjain in the Þjórsá river valley Slide 16: *A gentlemen remains one even in Iceland Slide 17: Hekla – the gates to the Hell Slide 18: *Skogafoss (60 m high) Slide 20: *The black sand beaches of Dyrholaey Slide 22: Sunny day in south Iceland on the way to Skaftafell Slide 23: Skaftafell National Park – Svartifoss waterfall Slide 24: *Another view of Skaftafell Slide 25: Sjonarnipa – standing above Skaftafelsjokull glacier Slide 26: Mountain bus with CD guide to Lakagigar (Laki) Slide 27: The Fjadrargljufur Canyon on the way to Lakagigar (Laki) Slide 28: The Fragrifoss waterfall on the way to Laki Slide 29: View from the Laki mountain to the craters responsible to the largest volcano eruption in human history (1783-5) Slide 30: *Moss covered lava field inside a crater Slide 31: *Evening near Hvoll Youth Hostel Slide 32: July 29: skidoos on Vatnajokull – boat tour in Jokulsarlon – Stafafell YH July 30: Eastern fjords – Egillstaðir – Hengifoss – Bakkagerði YH July 31: Myvatn (Reykjahlið) – Dettifoss – Reykjahlið (guesthouse Elda) Aug 1: Krafla geothermal area – Hverir – Husavik – whales/puffins watch Aug 2-3: Askja – Kverkfjoll mountain hut – trek to Kverkfjoll geothermal area Aug 4: Kverkfjoll – Akureyri – Vaspnes peninsula – Saeberg Youth Hostel Slide 33: Skidoo tour on the Vatnajokull glacier – the largest in Europe and 3rd largest in the world Slide 34: We are stuck in a crack on the way back Slide 35: *Icebergs in the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon known by James Bond movies Slide 36: A very cold tour on the lagoon Slide 37: Eastern Fjords Slide 38: A lonely farm on the way to Hengifoss Slide 39: Hengifoss falls (“falling wall” – 120m high) Slide 40: Finally reached it!!! Slide 41: *On the way to Bakkagerði Slide 42: *Midnight sunset near Bakkagerði Slide 43: The hot (and stinky) lake near Reykjahlið Slide 44: Lava formations and lava field near Reykjahlið Slide 45: Dettifoss – the most powerful waterfall in Europe Slide 46: Its height is 44 m, width – 100m and the flow is 200m3/s Slide 47: *Geothermal power plant near Krafla Slide 48: Geothermal area near Krafla Slide 49: We are in Husavik for whale watching tour Slide 52: Puffin and minke whale in the Husavik bay Slide 53: ^We are going to 3-day tour to Kverkfjoll Slide 54: Inside the Askja caldera formed in 1875 eruption Slide 55: The cold lake formed by sinking of a part of the crater Slide 56: Both cold and warm (22°C) lakes inside the caldera Slide 57: *The Dreki (Dragon) canyon Slide 58: A “road” to Kverkfjoll Slide 59: Inside the Kverkfjoll mountain hut Slide 60: A rainbow over the Kverkfjoll glacier Slide 61: The dangerous snowfield on our way up Slide 63: One of the hot (almost boiling) streams on the Kverkfjoll geothermal area – the highest one in the world (1800m) Slide 64: ^Clouds over Vatnajokull glacier seen from Kverkfjoll Slide 65: An ice cave and river under the glacier of Kverkfjoll Slide 66: A typical turf house Slide 67: Goðafoss – the “Gods’ waterfall” Slide 68: ^The chef in action Slide 69: Vaspnes peninsula: the troll gate and a seal Slide 70: *A sunset on the sea shore of Vaspnes Slide 71: Aug 5-6: Western Fjords Arriving back to Reykjavik Slide 72: Sea kayaking in Onundafjorður Slide 74: Onundafjorður early in the morning Slide 75: A fjord and the infamous road #60 Slide 76: The beautiful Dynjandi waterfall Slide 77: … and a beautiful woman near it Slide 78: Aug 8 – 13: We are going to trek! Slide 80: Very brave women in Landmannalaugar Slide 81: Keeping a good mood despite additional 30kg Slide 82: The colors of Landmannalaugar Slide 83: A funny snow/ice formation near Hrafntinnusker Slide 84: Our way passing the Hrafntinnusker mountain hut Slide 85: We are not alone! – Crossing a river near Alftavatn Slide 86: What a good feeling when it’s over! Slide 87: Emstrur (Botnar) mountain hut and Myrdalsjokull glacier Slide 88: The Markarfljotsgljufur canyon in evening light Slide 89: Resting on half way to Þorsmork Slide 90: Þronga – the most challenging river crossing in the trek Slide 91: Þorsmork – the Thor’s forest Slide 92: Our lunch (birch boletes) – tasty and cheap Slide 93: Þorsmork in a hot (25°C !) afternoon Slide 94: The bridge over Krossa glacial river Slide 95: One of the Krossa streams and Eyjafallajokull

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