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1. Day 1: Reykjanes Peninsula; Landmark; Drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik 21. Godafoss falls; 1000 A.D. when a chieftain decided Iceland would adopt Christianity, all Pagan statues were thrown into the falls
2. Solfar Sun Voyager sculpture in Reykjavik; I soon checked in to the Radisson Saga Hotel, which was good quality except for the impossible TV remote that was needed to use the video alarm clock 22. Lake Myvatn, far more interesting by air, has many "pseudocraters" that mimic volcanoes
3. Elf School; learn of Iceland's "hidden people;" Magnus shows pot given by a "hidden person" to a lady 23. A steaming hot pool in the area of a geothermal plant and diatomite plant
4. Instructor Magnus stands by the "Chicken Strike Stone" of hidden-people legend 24. The very volcanic Namafjall Ridge behind Hverarond volcanic vents area
5. Day: 2 Horses on southern side of Hvalfjordur fjord in West Iceland 25. Hverarond; location of bubbling volcanic pools and vents; boardwalk tour
6. Hvalfjordur Fjord's southern coast drive 26. Volcanic vent at Hverarond
7. First of many prominent rhyolite hills seen 27. Flowers on floor of canyon in Asbyrgi National Park
8. One of many lava fields seen in western Iceland 28. Asbyrgi Park, formed by floods released after landscapes altered by volcanic events
9. One of many views of flatlands around Borgarfjordur, western Iceland 29. Climbing by rope up a low spot in cliffs of Asbyrgi's canyon
10. View at top of waterfall above cliff looking toward Hvitserkur sea stack near Osar, NW Iceland 30. Trail on plateau East of Asbyrgi
11. Zoom of Hvitserkur, said to be a troll who was frozen's by the light of dawn 31. Day 3: Slept in car at Husavik; picture of church in Husavik with surprising accompaniment of modern art sculpture
12. View southward from Osar area 32. Skjalfandi, a broad bay sheltering Husavik; known for whale watching tours
13. Glaumbaer; reconstruction of turf houses that were used here prior to ashfall from volcanic eruption 33. Sea stacks east of Husavik, N/NE Iceland coastline
14. All-wood organ (even the pipes) in church at Glaumbaer 34. Driftwood on one of Iceland's black sand/grit beaches
15. A farm in northern Iceland near a cascading gorge 35. More black sand at the same northern Iceland beach
16. Spires of Hrandrangi, once thought to have a pot of gold, above long Oxnadalur valley west of Akureyri 36. Bumpy N/NE Iceland terrain near coastline
17. Akureyri, Iceland's second largest city, viewed from across fjord 37. Jrollid; one of many volcanic basalt formations at Hljodaklettar
18. Kjarnaskogur, one of the most popular forests in Iceland, much natural, some planted 38. Jokulsa River runs northward through basalt formations of Hljodaklettar and long canyons to Asbyrgi
19. One of many bridges along trails at Kjarnaskogur Park 39. Hljodaklettar, close-up of hexagonal basalt shapes
20. Natural trees in Iceland growing on a ridge side; tree size decreases with altitude 40. Hljodaklettar, close-up of converging series of hexagonal basalt shapes


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